Kate Middleton and Diamond Marshall: Story behind the little girl with cancer

Kate Middleton and Diamond Marshall: Story behind the little girl with cancer

“My Mommy is in heaven with Diana”: The heartbreaking story behind the little girl who dreamed of meeting a princess… and melted Kate”s heart

11:45 AM on 9th July 2011

Six-year-old Diamond Marshall, who was chosen to present a bouquet of flowers to the Duchess of Cambridge, was so thrilled, she leaned in for a hug, much to Catherine

Dream come true: Six-year-old Diamond Marshall, who was chosen to present a bouquet of flowers to the Duchess of Cambridge, was so thrilled, she leaned in for a hug, much to Catherine”s delight

Token: Diamond, pictured before her diagnosis, gave the Catherine a friendship bracelet

Token: Diamond, pictured before her diagnosis, gave the Catherine a friendship bracelet

Charmed: It was a rare moment of joy for the youngster, who is undergoing chemotherapy for a rare cancer

Emotional boost: Diamond, who is battling a rare cancer, has always dreamed of meeting a princess

Charmed: It was a rare moment of joy for the youngster, who is undergoing chemotherapy for a rare cancer Charmed: It was a rare moment of joy for the youngster, who is undergoing chemotherapy for a rare cancer

Battle: It was a moment of pure joy for the youngster, who is undergoing chemotherapy for a rare cancer

Adorable: Diamond Marshall at play with her little sister at home in in Canada

Adorable: Diamond Marshall at play with her little sister at home in in Canada

With stage four cancer, little Diamond Marshall may not live to see her dream of meeting Sleeping Beauty With stage four cancer, little Diamond Marshall may not live to see her dream of meeting Sleeping Beauty

Dreams: Diamond wrote a touching letter to the Duchess of Cornwall

Family bond: Diamond with her father, Lyall, stepmother Danielle and little sister

Family support network: Diamond with her father, Lyall, stepmother Danielle and little sister Freya, 23 months

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Playing princess: Diamond, pictured before (left) and after she lost her hair, has just finished Kindergarten

What a princess: Diamond Marshall and her little sister on a visit to a toy store

What a princess: Diamond Marshall and her little sister on a visit to a toy store

Fresh hardship: Diamond

Fresh hardship: Diamond”s mother, Memory, died from cancer at the age of just 32, four years ago

UNDIFFERENTIATED SARCOMA

Source: cincinnatichildrens.org