Bethany Topley ready to come home after USA treatment

Bethany Topley and brother Caine
Bethany Topley and brother Caine

A two-year-old girl who was sent out to America by the NHS for life-saving cancer treatment is set to come home a week earlier than planned.

Bethany Topley, of Stapleford, together with parents, and five-year-old brother Caine have been in Oklahoma City since February while Bethany receives radiotherapy. So well has the treatment gone she will come home next week.

At the time of flying, the NHS could only cover the cost of Bethany and her parents to go to America without accommodation, but thanks to community donations and the support of national charity Kids’n’Cancer, the family were kept together and put up in suitable accommodation.

Grandfather, David Barsby, of Bramcote, said: “It’s great news that Bethany has responded so quickly considering how unfortunate the circumstances first were .”

He added: “We’re just looking forward to celebrating their return and giving them all a big hug, and of course thanking everyone for their support.”