A BRAVE schoolgirl has stunned her family and friends by making videos of herself singing and dancing in her hospital room – while undergoing experimental treatment to save her life.
Cancer patient Mackenzie Furniss is the first person to undergo the new form of stem cell therapy in Scotland.
The treatment started two weeks ago and recent pictures of the nine-year-old in Yorkhill Hospital, Glasgow, showed her lying in bed and clearly suffering.
But a few days later the girl from Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, was making videos of herself jumping around the ward.
In one of the videos, the nine-year-old pays tribute to American singer Pink, who donated $10,000 to her treatment earlier this year, by miming along to her hit So What.
The song was dubbed “Mackenzie’s Chemo Dance” by her dad, Jason, who uploaded the videos to Youtube.
In another video Mackenzie sings along You’re My Inspiration by Chicago. She smiles at the camera while swaying along to the music, before bursting into a fit of giggles.
In her final cover, she sings along to the Glee cover of the Bruno Mars’ song Marry You. Again, the youngster parades, and jumps around the room while singing along to the words.
Friends who have been supporting Mackenzie’s fundraising efforts said that she was “amazing” and an “inspiration.”
Lorraine Glaister said: “Hay girl, you’re just a wee star to do that with all the stuff you’re going through and as everyones thinking you are the inspiration. You’re a wee fighter and everyone wishes you well.”
Elaine Stewart Sclater commented on the video, and said: “Well done you, that was a brilliant voice over and the dance moves were crazy!!”
While Lyndsey Osborne McInnes said: “What a wonderful wee girl,” and Linda Lachut commented: “Brilliant, you’re an amazing wee girl.”
Mackenzie is currently in the early stages of receiving a Haploidentical stem cell transplant, which has been described as a last chance bid to save her life.
The experimental treatment, devised by German doctor Peter Lang, is costing £300,000 but with the help of friends, generous supporters and the Scottish Government Mackenzie is finally undergoing the initial stages of the treatment, which involved a stem cell donation from her father.
Earlier this year, Mackenzie received a tweet from Harry Styles, after she posted a video of herself singing along to the One Direction hit song, Live While We’re Young.