Princess dream comes true for cancer-fighting Keisha

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A little girl who battled back from the brink of death has finally fulfilled her dream of being a princess for the day.

Hundreds of people gathered outside West Hartlepool Rugby’s ground, earlier today, to welcome Keisha Watson onto the site.

The five-year-old, who was travelling in a horse and carriage, was greeted with a rapturous applause and cheers.

The youngster was diagnosed with leukaemia in February and at one point was read her last rites by a priest after medics thought she would not make it through the night.

However, the brave little girl fought the battle of her life and even though she still has to attend hospital 35 times a year for chemotherapy in her legs and stomach, and bone marrow lumbar punctures, she is winning her fight against the disease and doctors say her condition is now treatable.

Today, she was treated to a day fit for a Princess organised by charity Miles for Men.

Her mum Natalie Watson said: “I just can’t believe it. It is just fantastic so many people have come out to see her. We thought it would just be family and a few friends but this, it’s unbelievable. We can’t thank everyone enough for making her day so special.”