‘Sweetest and most beautiful warrior’ Freya Bevan dies with cancer aged nine

The family of a nine-year-old girl with cancer has shared the heartbreaking news that their “dearest and most beautiful warrior” has passed away.

Freya Bevan, from Neath, was first diagnosed with a rare cancer, the primitive neuroectodermal tumor, before her second birthday.

In 2015, a campaign raised £110,000 so she could undergo groundbreaking treatment in America. But last October, the cancer returned after six years.

Her family shared the news of Freya’s death, writing: “Our hearts are completely broken as we share the news with you that heaven has been given the sweetest and most beautiful warrior there ever was.

Freya was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor before her second birthday Credit: ITV News Cymru Wales

“Our brave, beautiful, dear Freya is now cured of cancer and receiving great cries in heaven from her beloved great-grandmother.

“No more poking, or pills or hospital visits, you are now free our beautiful angel. A life with you would never have been long enough, but you were too pure and too precious for this cruel world.

“We are blessed and proud to have been chosen to be your parents, but our pain will never heal until you are back in our arms.”

The family thanked everyone who had supported Freya over the years and said they believed fundraising for treatment gave them more “precious time” with her.

‘Your name will never be forgotten’

They continued: “Freya, we promise that when we are stronger, we will honor you and your name, and help children fight brain cancer, just as you would have liked, your name will never be forgotten, our sweet girl.

“The tears won’t stop flowing, but the pain of our grief is proof of how much we love you and always will forever.

“You are the love of our lives, and I long for the day when I see your beautiful face again. The most perfect child in every way.”

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