Stoke & Staffordshire

Kidsgrove girl with brain tumour recovers

Ruby Owen
Image caption A scan has revealed Ruby Owen's cancer has gone

A three-year-old Staffordshire girl has recovered from a brain tumour after well-wishers funded treatment for her in the US.

The public raised £182,000 to send Ruby Owen, of Kidsgrove, to the US for pioneering proton therapy, which is not available in the UK.

A scan a week ago revealed her cancer has gone, but she will need to be monitored regularly for five years.

Her father, Martin Owen, said the public "did us proud".

He said: "Stoke-on-Trent has turned it round and all the other people who were involved, the celebrities.

"In Stoke-on-Trent they know who they are, I don't have to name names, but they were absolutely fantastic."

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