WEB REVIEW – Ruby Hodgson’s parents face devastating news

Brave 4-year-old Ruby Hodgson will need surgery again, after her tumor returned for the third time.

After being first diagnosed in 2011 at just 22 months old, Ruby has already battled back from numerous operations, intensive chemotherapy, a stomach bug infection that left her life hanging in a balance, and a course of pioneering proton therapy in Florida, America in 2013.

Ruby had three MRI scans since returning from America, which all showed no evidence of the tumor returning. But sadly, after her five month routine scan last week, her parents received the devastating news that her tumor had returned for a third time. “So once again our little princess will face a very tough couple of weeks and have further surgery to remove the tumor”, they said.

Hundreds of messages of support for the inspirational 4-year-old flooded the Ruby’s Gift Facebook page on Sunday. “Many thanks for your messages of support, we do read each and every one of them and we draw strength from them.”