- Sophie, 10, has rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of cancer that affects soft tissues
- Parents decide to stop treatment to give daughter a ‘better life’
- Sophie picks up a bucket list of things she wants to do — and walks the runway with This Morning fashion host Gok Wan and cooks with Gordon Ramsey
A girl who was critically ill with a rare form of cancer and spent her last months cutting it off her bucket list has died at the age of 10, her heartbroken mother has confirmed.
Sophie Farrell of Stubbington, Hampshire was first diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma – a rare type of cancer that forms in the soft tissue of children – in September 2020.
But despite bravely undergoing multiple surgeries, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, his cancer returned in June this year, resulting in the family writing a bucket list of things to do for him in his final months.
Among them were cooking with TV chef Gordon Ramsey and walking the catwalk with Gok Wan this morning.
Taking to social media to confirm the sad news, his grieving mother wrote: ‘I’m completely broken, the pain I can’t even describe, all I can say is it’s the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced. A part of me died today and I will never be the same again.’
10-year-old Sophie Farrell of Stubbington, Hampshire, who was ill with a rare form of cancer and left her bucket list in her final month, died at 10, her mother has confirmed
Sophie photographed with her mother Charlotte and dad Gareth. Young was first diagnosed with incurable cancer during the lockdown last summer; Her parents say they have now decided the quality of life is most important to them
Over the past few months, Sophie has enjoyed cooking with TV chef Gordon Ramsey (pictured), lounging on the catwalk with Gok Wan on This Morning and even grabbing the attention of the England football team.
Sophie had so much more to offer and it shouldn’t have been. She was the most beautiful, funny, caring, strongest girl ever.’
She said: ‘Who would have thought that a 10-year-old could have such a huge impact on so many people.
‘It feels so real and although I knew she was dying, I still can’t believe she is gone. He There was so much more to offer and this should not have happened.
‘She was the most beautiful, funny, caring, strongest girl ever. ‘Wherever she went, she would light a room.’
During her fight for bravery, Sophie also had messages of support for TV presenter Ant and the December England football team, with Jack Grealish urging her to ‘be that strong little girl you are’ and Mason Mount for her ‘incredible bravery’. praised.
Sophie was first diagnosed after bleeding began last summer while living with her grandparents. Embarrassed, the youngster hid the bleeding at first, but was taken to A&E by mother Charlotte when Sophie told him.
On Her Bucket List, Sophie Wanted to Walk the Runway, This Morning Presenter Gok Wan Helped Her Program
Holly Willoughby, on leave from the show, also surprised the little girl by joining the interview by video link — and giving her a Cinderella tiara.
During their valiant fight, Sophie also received messages of support from footballer Mason Mount (pictured), who praised her ‘incredible bravery’.
Doctors discovered a 12-inch tumor in Sophie’s abdomen, of which 95 percent was removed during a seven-hour operation. But after nine months of treatment, including chemotherapy, Sophie returned and doctors told the family that the cancer was incurable.
Appearing on This Morning in July, Sophie told hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamon Holmes that she has already spent time feeding exotic animals in Chessington and even met her favorite chef, Gordon Ramsay. Was found
A heartbreaking moment saw Sophie, who fell ill for the first time during lockdown last summer, walk down the catwalk visited by Gok Wan – with Holly Willoughby also joining the interview by video link surprising the little girl done.
What is rhabdomyosarcoma?
Rhabdomyosarcoma is a type of soft tissue sarcoma (tumor).
In the UK, rhabdomyosarcoma is diagnosed every year in children under 60. Most of them are under 10 years old. It is more common in boys than in girls.
Her mother, Charlotte, explained that the family has decided not to give Sophie any more chemotherapy because they now want her to have a better ‘quality of life’.
She told the show: ‘It’s not easy when we know what the consequences are of stopping treatment. For us quality of life was more important than timing.
The couple told This Morning: ‘There is no cure, but Sophie wants to be as positive as Sophie is.’
Amelia and Lucy helped their sister build the bucket list, and a meeting with top chef Gordon Ramsay was close to the top.
Sophie explained that the chef said while cooking the hazelnut soufflé: ‘I love her cooking and I like her as a person. that was nice. He took oath once.
The family also revealed that the daytime show was high on the list, with Holmes telling them: ‘You chose us to be part of the list that you have, the things you absolutely want to do…’
Ruth told Sophie: ‘Now I know Holly Willoughby is your favorite and I’m sorry she’s not here today because she’s on her summer vacation, however, she sent you a gift.
‘She was so sorry she couldn’t be here, but I guess it won’t stop her from talking to you!’
Holly Willoughby gave Sophie a tiara she dressed as Cinderella this morning and told her via video link: ‘When I heard you were on the show, I wanted to be there. I am sending you a big virtual cuddle.’
Charlotte told the show that after Sophie’s own negative experiences the family wanted to try and improve the hospital food as well.
She said: ‘Sophie has put it on her bucket list that she wants to reform hospital food, partly for children. He called it ‘disgusting’.
‘It feels different…