Girl marks the birthday her family feared she’d never see

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IT was a birthday party her family feared may never happen – but celebrations were in full swing as Brooke Brown toasted her 18th, having spent her childhood battling cancer.

It was an emotional day for parents Gail and Marc who thought they might lose Brooke after she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at the age of five.

Brooke had gruelling chemotherapy treatment and lost all her hair.


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