Brave Evie, 7, makes ‘miraculous recovery’

Thursday 28th June 2018 6:00 am
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Evie Hughes with her mother Heather, father Geraint and brother Luke, 11

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A BRAVE seven-year-old who has returned home to Pen Llyn after undergoing pioneering surgery in the USA, has amazingly regained some sight in her damaged eye.

Evie Hughes has made a ‘miraculous recovery’ according to her parents after enduring months of Proton Therapy treatment in Florida for a brain tumour.

The brain tumour, which was only spotted because Evie’s school teacher recommended she go for an eye test, had caused Evie to go blind in one eye, an impairment which doctors believed would be permanent.

However following the successful completion of her therapy, which was paid for in part by a series of fund-raisers, Evie has regained some peripheral vision in her damaged eye.

The Ysgol Morfa Nefyn pupil has been in the US with her mother, Heather but the Pen Llyn community has been following her story on social media.

Recently family members posting on Evie’s fundraising page said: “We have had the best news ever I feel like I have won the lottery – better than that even! Evie is starting to see again, it’s unbelievable.

“All the medical people said she would be permanently blind in that eye, but ophthalmologists in the USA confirmed her peripheral vision is returning, something they have never witnessed before and called it a miracle.”

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