Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

At Long Last, There's Something for Daniel to Smile about; YOUNG LAD BACK HOME AGAIN AFTER CANCER TREATMENT

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

At Long Last, There's Something for Daniel to Smile about; YOUNG LAD BACK HOME AGAIN AFTER CANCER TREATMENT

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Byline: KATIE DICKINSON Reporter katie.dickinson@trinitymirror.com @KATIEJDICKINSON

AFTER six long months in hospital, the boy who lost his smile to cancer finally has something to be happy about.

Daniel Lord endured half a year away from home when he was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer before Christmas.

Now the young fighter is back with his family in Northumberland after doctors discovered the cancer poisoning his brain has gone.

But sadly some of the friends he made during his six months at the Great North Children's Hospital have not been so lucky.

Daniel's mum Joanne said the 11-year-old was devastated at learning little Bradley Lowery had lost his battle with neuroblastoma.

"He wanted to go to the funeral but he didn't feel emotionally capable," said Joanne, 45.

"It was too close to home - he was just thinking: 'that could have been me.'.

"But he wanted to do something nice so we started thinking of something we could do."

The family, including Daniel's uncle Danny Carroll, are now encouraging people to 'do something for nothing' on August 26, making it a day devoted to random acts of kindness.

If it the other at the don't where would Joanne Daniel, who now lives in North Seaton, was a perfectly healthy schoolboy until one side of his face suddenly became paralysed in November last year.

He spent six months in hospital after becoming the second person in 25 years to receive this particular diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Daniel's story touched hearts around the world in February when his family launched an appeal to cheer up the poorly youngster by getting him 1,000 Valentine's cards.

He became known as 'the boy who lost his smile to cancer' on social media after the illness affected the movement in his face, affecting his speech and leaving him unable to smile. …

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