Evening Telegraph

Family of brave Darci, 6, pay tribute after their ‘superhero’ loses leukaemia fight

The family of a brave Fife girl who tragically lost her battle with leukaemia have paid tribute to their “superhero”.

Brave Darci Jackson who tragically lost her fight for life on August 31

Darci Jackson died just days after doctors discovered her treatment for the aggressive disease had failed.

The six-year-old’s parents Graeme and Amanda launched a $1 million fundraising campaign to pay for potentially life-saving treatment in America.

The “feisty” schoolgirl’s plight quickly went viral and more than £50,000 was raised in less than 24 hours.

But Darci tragically died on Friday night in Saudi Arabia where the family emigrated to three years ago. They now plan to bring her back home to Kirkcaldy.

A tribute from the Jackson family said: “It is with utter devastation that we have to announce that our beautiful baby daughter Darci passed away. May her wings fly with the angels.

“Our lives are shattered, we are utterly devastated and no words can explain how we feel right now.

“We have a massive hole in our hearts and we have no idea how we are going to cope with the pain that we are suffering. It’s our cross to bear, with the knowledge that our beautiful baby girl is no longer suffering.

“Everyone who knew her will tell you how she was such a caring, feisty, brave, courageous, strong-willed and fun-loving little girl.

“She will always be our superhero.

“We will be returning to Scotland as soon as we can to lay her to rest.”

Darci was first diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when she was just two years old.

The youngster had been on her last three sessions of chemotherapy ahead of starting radiotherapy when she relapsed last week.