Funeral for brave Cumbria teenager Danica Maxwell
Last updated at 14:30, Monday, 03 January 2011
The funeral of Egremont teenager Danica Maxwell who lost her fight against brain tumours will take place this week.
The 15-year-old was diagnosed with three brain tumours earlier this year and underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy at Newcastle General.
But the courageous teenager lost the battle and died at her home surrounded by those who loved her three days before Christmas Day.
Her funeral service will be held at Egremont Parish Church at 11am tomorrow (Tuesday), followed by cremation at Distington Hall.
Her family have requested that all attending wear or have something purple in Danica’s memory.
The West Lakes Academy student’s story touched the hearts of many people across the county and thousands of pounds was raised to support her and her family through a range of events, including concerts, raffles and sponsored walks. The latest fundraiser – a Christmas prize bingo – was held on Sunday, December 12 at Egremont’s Falcon Club.
And last month Danica was treated to a special day with family and friends dressed up in period costume at Moresby Hall.
The teenager, who adored dressing up Victorian costume, was thrown the surprise event and said that she was “chuffed” as she thought she was just having photos taken.
Before falling ill she was a typical active teenager who loved to dance and play sports.
Family flowers only have been requested for her funeral, with donations if desired to Newcastle University, c/o Adam, Read and Hocking, Fairbourne, Ennerdale Road, Cleator Moor, CA25 5LN.
First published at 09:17, Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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what a brave young lass my thoughts are with you and your family .i have followed your story and prayed for you after losing my husband at a young age i know you faced up to this battle with great courage and dignity rest in peace .linda
so so sad. What a brave young lass she was. thoughts are with the family at this very sad time. RIP