Beth Tweddle, Ray Winstone and James Arthur support girl battling brain tumour in Norwich

Beth Tweddle showing her support for Maisie Lossau. Picture: Submitted

Beth Tweddle showing her support for Maisie Lossau. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Famous faces are filling the Facebook timeline of 11-year-old Maisie Lossau as she continues her battle against a brain tumour.

Ray Winstone showing his support for Maisie Lossau. Picture: Nicky Burgis

Ray Winstone showing his support for Maisie Lossau. Picture: Nicky Burgis - Credit: Archant

The Spixworth girl has had a glimmer of hope this month as her radiologist at Addenbrookes thinks what was suspected as a growth in the brain tumour could be swelling - a side effect of radiotherapy.

Since facing the prospect of 18 months of chemotherapy, which has now been delayed, messages of support have been flooding in from around the world.

And some of the latest include the aspiring gymnast's hero - Beth Tweddle MBE, alongside Ray Winstone and James Arthur.

Maisie's mum Dawn said things were looking 'very positive', as a course of steroids seems to be bearing results.

James Arthur supporting Maisie Lossau after his gig at the LCR. Picture: Katerina Christophi

James Arthur supporting Maisie Lossau after his gig at the LCR. Picture: Katerina Christophi - Credit: Archant


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'At the moment the signs are quite good,' she said.

'Maisie had lost the movement she did have before Christmas, but it seems to be coming back to her hands. It is doing something - whether that is the answer and whether the tumour wasn't growing after all we won't know until the next MRI in May.'

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The picture of Olympic bronze medallist Beth Tweddle is being printed and put on Maisie's wall, Mrs Lossau added.

'The lady who took the photo of Beth Tweddle was Maisie's gym coach. When Maisie was in hospital Beth wrote to her and sent her a signed picture. Beth had recovered from quite a nasty injury herself, so Maisie is like 'if she can do it then I can do it'.

'She has no idea who Ray Winstone is, but she is thrilled to bits.'

Mrs Lossau said an appeal to bring in some bandanas for Maisie with the prospect of losing her hair in chemo had been a huge success. One has even come from Paralympic silver and bronze medallist in archery Mel Clarke, which she waved in the London 2012 opening ceremony.

'On Maisie's wheelchair she has a head bar to stop her head fall forward. That stops her being able to wear a sun hat so we thought the bandanas would still come in handy.

'People do not have to do any of this - she is having such an impact on people, they see just how amazing she is and they want to help her.'

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