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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Tiny Dancer by A Song for Lily-Mae

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Tiny Dancer by A Song for Lily-Mae

Tiny Dancer by A Song for Lily-Mae
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Four year old Lily-Mae Morrison from Claregalway is suffering from Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a rare and extremely aggressive childhood cancer of the nervous system. She is the daughter of professional ballet dancers, Judith Sibley and Leighton Morrison. When she grows up, she wants to be a ballet dancer like her Mummy and Daddy but N
euroblastoma is not playing nicely, it wants to kill her.

She likes the colour purple and dinosaurs, and particularly likes purple dinosaurs. She also likes fairies and, more often than not, imagines herself as one. She would like to 'magic' the pain away but there's no magic in the real world and as a trainee fairy, she finds this a little bit confusing.

Her Mummy really likes the song Tiny Dancer and when we told her it was the song we wanted to produce for Lily-Mae, she cried. If you listen carefully to the lyrics you can see that the song was actually written for Lily-Mae in 1971, but Elton and Bernie didn't know that at the time.

Neuroblastoma doesn't like noise and we want to create as much noise as possible for Lily-Mae by getting Tiny Dancer to the Christmas Number One spot. To help do this, we have come together as one voice, over 300 of us, drawn, in the most part, from AIMS musical societies from all over the island of Ireland, to sing with a galaxy of Irish stars including…

Paddy Casey, Declan O'Rourke, Gari Deegan, Mary Black, The Reverse, Rob Vickers, Shane O'Reilly (Bipolar Empire), Mal Touhy (The Riptide Movement), Mundy, Matthew Devereux & Shane Wearan (The Pale), John Spillane, Brian Hogan (Kila & Preacher's Son), Mickey Joe Harte, Naymedici, Tom Dunne (Something Happens), Paddy McKenna & Lindsey Hogan (Storyfold), Conor Quinn, Gavin James, Arrow in the Sky, Aoife Scott, Laura Sheeran (Nanu Nanu), Camille O'Sullivan, Richie Hayes, Adela Meally & Ros O'Meara (Adela and the Meanits), Sandra Dolan (Strange Frootz), Monica & Anne Brennan, Lucia Evans, Louise Colohan, Emily Macken, Ashley Tubridy, Alan Greaney, Stephen Macken, Cian McSweeney, Monica Fitzgerald, Brian Flanagan, Frank Naughton, Robb Murphy, Declan & Noel O'Farrell, Schira & Mimi Lane, Megan Walsh, and a very special guest singer, Lily-Mae's father, Leighton Morrison.

If we can do this, keep the X Factor winner from the Christmas Number One spot, the tabloids will love the story of the little, purple dinosaur loving fairy ballerina with a deadly cancer who left Simon Cowell's plastic popstar out in the cold this winter.

We really need your help and support to make this a success; we need you to be Lily-Mae's champion; to help us make all this noise; to make Neuroblastoma a cancer that people don't have to google; to make it so that people know that they need to target their giving to support research into a disease that is incredibly effective at killing those with the most life to lose, our children.

To find out more, please go to or contact the producer of the project, Stephen Macken, at or on in Ireland (087) 2624 911 OR from the US 011-353-87-262-4911.

Thank you for taking the time to read this message.

See Tiny Dancer - A Song for Lily-Mae at

But better, buy Tiny Dancer & help raise 500,000 Euro they will need for probable treatment in the US at (it's only .89 cents)

Also please donate to the page which is raising money for the Sunni Mae Trust (Sunni is Lily-Mae's middle name).
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