Chocs Away as Brave Hannah Ticks off List ; Floods of Help for Girl with Terminal Cancer Experiences Include United Visit and VIP Kiss

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Chocs Away as Brave Hannah Ticks off List ; Floods of Help for Girl with Terminal Cancer Experiences Include United Visit and VIP Kiss


Glendinning, Amy, Manchester Evening News


ATEENAGER who created a 'bucket list' after being told she may only have a year to live from terminal cancer has been overwhelmed by offers of help.

Hannah Booth, 18, was told by doctors she only had a 50/50 chance of living to see 2014 after being diagnosed with rare bone cancer osteosarcoma.

The devastating news spurred her on to create a list of experiences she wanted to achieve - while raising awareness of teenage cancers.

And since the M.E.N. first revealed Hannah's story three weeks ago, offers of help for her to 'tick off' items on the list have flooded in.

A trip to Old Trafford for United's match against West Ham saw her fulfil two ambitions - visiting the VIP lounge and kissing a famous person, in the shape of player Tom Cleverley, who got a peck on the cheek. Family business Simon Dunn Chocolatiers also stepped in to host a luxury chocolate party, another item on Hannah's list.

Along with 12 friends Hannah got demonstrations from chocolatier Oliver Dunn, who runs the Wilmslow business with dad Simon, and had a go at making her own chocolates.

She also trended on Twitter, another ambition, when hundreds of people tweeted #hannah'sjourney - with celebs including Vincent Kompany and Rio Ferdinand joining in.

Hannah, a former Aquinas College pupil also appeared on television - being interviewed on MUTV at the West Ham match - and is due to appear in a Superdrug advert to be aired from February 7. Her former employers Superdrug arranged for her to attend the shoot in London after hearing her story - and surprised her with a walk- on part as a customer in the shop.

Hannah was delighted at the VIP treatment she received at Old Trafford.

She said: "When we went to United we got to have a meal in the executive box and then we met the players. …

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