Another Lincolnshire Highlights news story…
12-year-old Demi Knight has passed away four years after she was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Demi contracted Medulloblastoma in December 2015 and after being given the all clear in 2016, the cancer returned and her family decided earlier this year they could not put her through more gruelling treatment.
Sadly, she died at 7.50am today, Friday, September 13.
Fay Sugden, a close family friend, said: “At 7.50am this morning on Friday the 13th of September Demi Knight, the bravest most courageous little girl I’ve ever had the honour of knowing took her final breath and made her final journey up to Heaven.
“The family have asked for privacy at the most difficult time of their lives and we ask you all to respect this and not to contact them.
“Fly high Demi, it’s time for you to spread your wings and play amongst the rainbows.”
Demi’s family also wishes to thank everyone for their support over the past four years.
The Louth schoolgirl’s story touched the heart of thousands, with numerous fundraisers and events staged to support her fight against cancer.
Demi was admitted to a hospice in May.
Her mum Mel Knight told Lincolnshire Live earlier this year: “We are so grateful for everyone’s help and support over the last year.
“If anything we’ve got to spend more precious time with Demi that we wouldn’t have if we hadn’t done anything [regarding treatment] and that is thanks to everyone’s help to keep her treatment going.
“I am devastated, us and Demi have fought so hard.”
The brave girl even managed to unite Lincoln City and Grimsby Town supporters, as Mariners fan James Whaley raised £17,000 cycling from Sincil Bank to Blundell Park.
A gofundme page raised £100,000 towards treatment for Demi abroad.
The Facebook page Demi’s Warriors has now been deactivated while the family take some time to grieve.