Brave Corey returns home

PHOTO. KEVIN McGUINNESS.'Craig Ashcroft with Kian (left) and Corey
PHOTO. KEVIN McGUINNESS.'Craig Ashcroft with Kian (left) and Corey
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SMILING Corey Ashcroft is making up for lost time after a mammoth 12-month battle for survival.

Corey, three, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer, last year and has spent almost five months in America fighting for his life.

He is now in remission and has been allowed home to continue his amazing recovery. Mum Joanna, 33, said: “He is enjoying being outside and playing football and riding his bike and scooter.

“It is so lovely to see him being a child again after everything he has been through.”

Corey touched the hearts of thousands when he was diagnosed with the condition 12 months ago.

His parents Joanna and Craig, researched the disease and discovered that treatment in the USA was far more advanced and had a lower chance of relapse.

The couple launched a campaign for the £250,000 needed to fund the treatment.

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