There has been an outpouring of support for a seven-year-old Bootle schoolgirl who has been diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour.

Claudia Carrick, was diagnosed with a brain tumour at Alder Hey hospital after becoming ill at school on February 11.

Days later staff at the hospital told Claudia's family that her tumour called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) - was incurable.

Claudia's family are appealing for help in finding any other clinical trials that are available for this type of cancer to help prolong her life.

And Claudia's time in hospital has separated her from her twin brother Robin for the first time.

Now ECHO readers have offered their love and support to the family after reading about Claudia's plight.

Geoffrey Cottier said: "Fingers crossed they find a trial that will help her. So young. Claudia we're thinking of you all."

Karen McLeish said: "This is my cousin little girl the whole family is devastated at the news thanks for all your lovely words."

Karen Kay Barry said: "This is my friends cousin there is a lot of fundraising going on if anyone would like to help?"

Amanda Lloyd said: " So sorry to hear you poor angel I really hope a miracle happens for you and your poor family."

Sarah Clark Simons said: "Too many trials have been put on hold and costing lives. Give this poor family a break. Lots of love and prayers are with you all."

Linda Miller said: "Fingers crossed they can help this beautiful little girl. God bless her."

Colette Knowles said: "This has brought tears to my eyes heart breaking for family may we all pray the treatment works stay strong little princess and you will be home to your twin brother who misses you."

Earlier this week Claudia's cousin Natalie Banks said the family's lives "have been torn apart."

She said: "It's just been surreal.

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"I don't think anyone, especially Ali, can comprehend it. Ali is praying for a miracle like we all are.

"There's never a good time for this to happen but right now it's the worst time with Covid.

"Robin can't even go up and see her because only one person is allowed in the hospital at one time and Robin is only seven so he can't go in by himself.

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"I think it's different when it's a twin to when it's siblings. They've never ever been apart, it's heartbreaking to watch."

Natalie has set up a Go Fund Me page to help raise money for the family and allow them to make special memories together.