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Mum's tear-jerking tribute to tragic teen

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A heart-broken mum has paid tribute to her "little fighter" after the beloved daughter she was told would not live for even 24 hours died aged 18.

Kaychanel Willson finally lost her battle with a rare condition that impacted her heart, kidney, oesophagus and bladder.

But today her proud mum has spoken of "18 amazing years".

Kaychanel was diagnosed with VACTERYL syndrome at birth and doctors feared she would not survive.

But that brave little girl managed to live long enough reach her teenage years and tick numerous goals off her bucket list including a trip to Disneyland - she even attended her school prom.

Louise's favourite memory is getting to see Kaychanel attend her prom, comparing it to her wedding day. - Credit: Louise Wilson

Holding back the tears, but smiling at the memory of her "little angel", the West Earlham mum said: “We didn’t think we would have one day with our little lady and we’ve just had 18 amazing years.

“She would fight and battle anything as long as she had me there holding her hand - she was born a fighter.

Kaychanel Wilson was very close to her parents Louise and Billy - Credit: Louise Wilson........

© Norwich Evening News

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