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Child to fly to US for surgery

A two-year-old girl from Hampshire is being flown to America for a potentially life-saving operation following a successful appeal.

A two-year-old girl from Hampshire is being flown to America for a potentially life-saving operation following a successful appeal to help her family raise the money needed.

Sophie Roberts from Church Crookham in Hampshire has a rare and aggressive form of liver and lung cancer, which surgeons say is not operable in the UK.

The initial operation is costing £230,000 but with two weeks to go the family was told she may need a second operation costing a further £80,000.

But with the help of a charity that money was raised and Sophie and her family will fly to New York on Sunday for her treatment.