A fundraiser for the funeral of a young Scottish singer who died of cancer surpassed her goal of Â£ 7,500 – and more donations will be used to set up a charity in her name to bring music therapy to life available to other young cancer patients.
Paige Dougall, 17, of Kirkcaldy in Fife, spent two years battling Ewing’s sarcoma, which attacks bones and died of the disease on Wednesday.
Heartfelt tributes are pouring in for the young singer, who managed to carve out a place in the UK top 40 after recording a heartwarming song with pop star Ella Henderson.
The track “I’m Going Through Hell” recounted her battle with cancer and raised awareness among other people with the disease.
After Paige died, a fundraising page was set up on Thursday to give her “the send she deserves.”
A post shared by the organizers of the fundraising page, read: “Any money that exceeds funeral expenses will be used to fund Paige’s Last Wish – a charity on her behalf, dedicated to making music therapy accessible to everyone. hospitals to help other young people who are fighting. Cancer.”
The post stated that Paige was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma shortly after her 15th birthday in 2019. Prior to that she had experienced a lot of pain which resulted in numerous trips to the hospital leading up to the discovery. of her cancer.
He said she “fought bravely” with the support of her family and that although she went into remission in July 2020, in time for her 16th birthday, she relapsed in February of the year. last.
In December, new scans showed substantial cancer growth, but she “never stopped radiating positivity” and was treated at the Royal Infirmary for Sick Kids in Edinburgh, and more recently at the Victoria Hospice in Kirkcaldy.
The post said: âAs Christmas approached, she had the strength to come home and spend the rest of her time surrounded by her family until she passed away peacefully with her mother by her side.
“Paige was an incredibly joyful person whose laughter was infectious, she had an intense love for music and a strong passion for helping others throughout her own journey.”
Paige wrote several songs that she uploaded to YouTube about the fight against cancer, in the hopes of reaching audiences who could sympathize with her situation and find solace in her lyrics.
The fundraising post said her last wish was for a charity to be established in her name that offers music therapy and classes to other young people battling cancer.
He said she found music to be a big outing on her trip and believed others might benefit from access to instruments and lessons in hospitals.
Following the sad news of her passing, Scottish singer Callum Beattie, who released a charity single with Paige last year, was among those who paid tribute on social media and described her as a “truly soul. , really special “.
Ewing’s sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that affects the bones or the tissues around the bones. It mainly affects children and adolescents but it can also be found in adults.
Anyone wishing to donate on the fundraising page can do so HERE.
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