Nine-year-old Sophie Fairall appeared on This Morning on Thursday achieving her dream of visiting the studio while also reducing viewers to tears over her emotional story.
Appearing with her mum and dad, they told hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes how Sophie was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of cancer that forms in soft tissue in children, and only has six months left to live
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The family explained how they have chosen not to carry on with treatment after a 12-inch tumour was removed earlier this year, in February, the Mirror reports.
Sophie’s mum said: “We know what the consequences are of stopping treatment, I think for us, quality of life was definitely more important at the time. “
Courageously Sophie has remained positive and created a list of things she would like to do and experience, which included visiting the This Morning studio.
She said: “It’s smaller than I thought… I thought it was real windows!”
Holly Willoughby made a surprise appearance via video call, as she is Sophie’s favourite presenter, and gifted Sophie with a tiara she wore during the Christmas pantomime last year and her I’m A Celebrity water bottle from when she presented the show in 2018.
This emotional story and Sophie’s bravery reduced many viewers to years with one tweeting: “Sophie is a beautiful brave young lady and I would happily watch an entire show of them making her dreams come true. #thismorning”
Another said: “Sophie is a beautiful and inspirational girl…life is so unfair #ThisMorning”
One said: “Omg I’m in tears at that. Little Sophie, amazing. #thismorning”
And: “Oh Sophie, I’m crying me eyes out” followed by a crying emoji and white hearts.”
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