Daisy Wigginton was struck down with cold-like symptoms and her parents gave her Calpol and nursed her at home.
But when the cough became persistent, they took her to her GP, where doctors told them it was asthma and prescribed her an inhaler and steroids.
The treatment initially appeared to work but two weeks later the deep, chesty cough returned – and was even worse.
Her parents Darren and Ria Wigginton from Bracklesham Bay took her to A&E when she became lethargic and hot and she was immediately admitted to Southampton General Hospital.
But doctors then made the bombshell discovery that she wasn’t suffering from asthma at all – but actually had cancer.
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