Alice Pyne, the dying teenager whose bucket list went viral, has thanked people the world over for making her dreams come true – including pop superstars Take That.
The 15-year-old, who has Hodgkin’s lymphoma, has received thousands of messages about her internet blog, called Alice’s Bucket List, in just four days and her website alicepyne.blogspot.com led to a flood of offers as it became a hit on Twitter.
Her parents Vicky and Simon, of Ulverston, Cumbria, have now arranged for her to see Take That in concert.
“Now for my mega exciting news. I’m off to see Take That this weekend, can you believe it? I am so excited and can’t wait, I just hope that I don’t get ill or something daft,” Alice posted yesterday.
Alice also wants to “make everyone sign up to be a bone marrow donor”, a sentiment backed by the PM David Cameron on Wednesday.
Other wishes were to swim with sharks, to have a purple Apple iPad,and ‘to have my hair done if they can do anything with it’.
Her list was inspired by the hit 2007 Jack Nicholson film The Bucket List.
Katy Perry, Phillip Schofield, Stephen Fry, Richard Madeley, Fearne
Cotton, Bill Bailey and Dara O’Briain have all tweeted their support
but doctors at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool said chemotherapy treatment
had not been successful enough to allow the transplant to go ahead.
On Monday, Alice wrote: “Hi, I’m 15 years old and live with my parents and
sister in Ulverston. I’ve been fighting cancer for almost 4 years and now I
know that the cancer is gaining on me and it doesn’t look like I’m going to
win this one.”
Cumbrian MPs have joined forces with the Anthony Nolan blood cancer charity to
encourage people to join its stem cell register, in particular younger men.
For more information on becoming a bone marrow donor, visit anthonynolan.org