Ilkeston youngster who fought cancer inspired show

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Ilkeston based Dance Divaz performed a wintertime dance extravaganza to raise £675 for CLIC Sargent after a young member was diagnosed with cancer.

Four-year-old Alice Icke from the “Baby Divaz” was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer in March 2014.

Alice’s mum, Jane Icke, said the kidney cancer diagnosis came after they noticed Alice’s stomach had become swollen. She said: “At that moment our world fell apart. It was confirmed that Alice had a Wilms tumour around 10cm in length.”

“Alice began a six week course of chemotherapy almost straight away followed by surgery lasting six hours in May 2014. The operation to remove the tumour from her kidney was a success. Alice amazed us all with her recovery and was out of hospital in a couple of days sporting a very neat scar.”

“After surgery Alice had nine sessions of radiotherapy and sic more months of weekly chemo to ensure the cancer was completely eradicated. Our last chemo session was on December 4 and in January we had the best news, she is all clear.”

The group held their event at the Lakeside Hall in Ilkeston.