Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Wishing and Hoping; Nine-Year-Old Eve Anderson Is Thought to Be the Youngest Person in the UK Diagnosed with Locked-In Syndrome. RACHEL WEARMOUTH Takes a Look at What Is on Her Family's Wish List as Her Stepfather Gears Up to Walk to All North East Football Grounds in Her Aid

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Wishing and Hoping; Nine-Year-Old Eve Anderson Is Thought to Be the Youngest Person in the UK Diagnosed with Locked-In Syndrome. RACHEL WEARMOUTH Takes a Look at What Is on Her Family's Wish List as Her Stepfather Gears Up to Walk to All North East Football Grounds in Her Aid

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VALENTINE'S Day 2011 will be etched in the minds of Eve Anderson's family forever.

It was the last day Eve could play games with her friends; the last day she could smile or give them a cuddle; the last day they could hear their sweet little girl tell a joke or laugh.

That afternoon, Eve collapsed at her grandmother's home suffering a mys-terious bleed on the brain. Today Eve's mother and stepfather, civil servants Lee and Peter Miller, both from Ashington in Northumberland, know that the nine-year-old has an inoperable brain tumour, epilepsy and Locked-In Syndrome.

Being told Eve had Locked-In Syndrome has been a terrible blow. It means that while Eve is conscious and aware of what is going on around her, she cannot move or talk to tell her family how she feels.

Needless to say the world of the whole family - which includes Mia, seven, Jed, three, and Eve's natural father Ian - has been turned upside down.

Peter, 32, remembers the last 18 months as a time when everything changed. …

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