A little girl who was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she a baby has released a charity single this Christmas to help find a cure for the disease.
Lyra Cole, aged six, from Berrow Church of England Primary School, has made the recording of the Christmas classic When A Child is Born to raise money for the charity Brain Tumour Research. She and her family know all too well the pain of a brain tumour diagnosis. Lyra was just five months old when she underwent emergency surgery. Initially misdiagnosed with a virus, her symptoms had included loss of appetite and vomiting.
Lyra was one of the lucky ones; her tumour - which was the size of an orange - was successfully removed in an operation lasting 11 hours. Within months Lyra was struggling to see and underwent a second procedure a year later which restored her sight. Her parents Dan Cole and Ellie Hawkes were horrified to learn that brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer yet, historically, just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.
Lyra really is a superstar, she loves to perform and has a beautiful voice. Lyra hopes her song makes it into the Christmas charts. That would be a dream come true for her. But most importantly, it will help fund further research for Brain Tumour Research and raise awareness.
YouTube video link, it premieres tomorrow at 12.01am: https://youtu.be/vJRyhNmgToI
Click to purchase her single for just 99p. All proceeds go to Brain Tumour Research: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0824N45XK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lyra+cole&qid=1575021395&s=dmusic&sr=1-1&fbclid=IwAR2pumuQGl_5-SBGiirobUo6HyomnG6ZZo3dnRXBJYgMzirnQs3qHU146j0
Click here to read more and to make a donation to Brain Tumour Research: https://www.braintumourresearch.org/lyra-cole