WOW: Meet 1 Year Old Layla Richards, The First Person To Be Cured Of Cancer - Photo

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at 07:02 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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Layla Richards, 1 was diagnosed of cancer when she was only 14 week old.
In a ground breaking treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in central London, she was able to be cured of acute lymphoblastic cancer.

Layla went through extensive chemotherapy treatment but the cancer proved persistent and doctors advised her parents to consider palliative care options.

Her father, Ashleigh Richards, 30, a driver, said: ‘It was scary to think that the treatment had never been used in a human before but, even with the risks, there was no doubt that we wanted to try the treatment. She was sick and in lots of pain so we had to do something.’

Professor Paul Veys, director of bone marrow transplant at GOSH and Layla’s head doctor, said: ‘As this was the first time that the treatment had been used, we didn’t know if or when it would work and so we were over the moon when it did.

‘Her leukaemia was so aggressive that such a response is almost a miracle.’'

Her father Mr Richards added that: ‘Even though she is well at the moment, we still don’t know what the future holds.'

Doctors at GOSH have warned that while this is a great step forward, this may not be suitable treatment for all children – describing Lalya as ‘one very strong little girl’.

gogoman at 07:05 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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one lucky girl
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Ayodun1 at 07:23 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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I congratulate you... God has a reason for keeping you.

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Ayodun1 at 07:26 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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Doctors might not know wat the future holds but God knows.

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Anny01 at 08:17 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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Little lucky girl.
I don't like his father's statement; saying the he doesn't know what the future holds. Can't he be a bit possible? God help the little girl.
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PaskyWosky at 08:35 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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wow! that's awesome, this cancer thing is getting outta hand these days, I no com know which one worse pass, whether na cancer abi na HIV.....
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Ayodun1 at 08:38 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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Both are worse.... None better pass

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Ayodun1 at 08:40 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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Comparing HIV & CANCER is like comparing EBOLA & AIDS

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musleh247 at 08:54 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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This is great, she is so lucky to have survived it, when God says yes in your life, nobody can say no
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zezprincess at 08:58 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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Thank God,miracle worker,D Impossibility God.
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SOGaiya at 09:55 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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Lucky Lillies
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susiebai21 at 10:06 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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Am so glad thank god layla's mum is such a nice lady, and her 1st daughter is in the same school and class as my daughter lovely family though i must confess.
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sugarwealth at 10:14 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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She is now on record to be the first beneficiary of that treatment of cancer. This is a sign of good things to come
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Ayodun1 at 11:34 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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@Sugarwealth " You're right.... Great sign of good things indeed.

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Ayodun1 at 11:36 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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@SoGaiya.... I think that's more than luck... It luck added to divine grace

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Ayodun1 at 11:39 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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@Musleh247 " I agree with you in " When God says yes.. Nobody can say no.

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Novic at 11:40 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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congrat girl. you are real blessing frm God.
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Novic at 11:44 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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Cancer was not that easyto be cure. i salute the doctor that did the job. 9ja doctor dnt knw anythn
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Novic at 11:45 PM, 6/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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All 9ja doctor need to go aboard and learn more. na only money then knw.
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Ayodun1 at 12:34 AM, 7/11/2015 (2 years ago)
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9ja Doctors are also trying now... @Novic

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