SAINTS legend Paul Sculthorpe is thanking the community after more than 11,000 reacted to the news that his nine-year-old daughter Evie has been clear from cancer for five years.
Evie Sculthorpe was diagnosed with Wilms tumour, a form of kidney cancer in 2013 when she was just aged four - but now five years later, she finally got to ring the bell at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to say she is 'cancer free'.

The two time Man of Steel, was so overjoyed on Tuesday, August 28 that he took to Twitter to post: "My baby has done it! Evie has just got her 5yrs all clear and been officially discharged.

"Can’t put into words our gratitude to Dr Penn and all @RMCH_Ward84 , did have a little tear..especially when she got to ring @eotbuk #wilmstumour #kickedcancersass #mygirl."

Speaking to the Star, Paul said: "I don't put a lot of personal things on social media, but I was just so happy and my lip may have quivered a bit so we just wanted to shout it from the rooftops

"After I posted it the response on Twitter was berserk, with more than 11,000 likes and loads of comments and retweets - and 70 per cent of those are from people we don't know. Evie has had to grow up really fast but she is a lovely girl and it was great to see her finally ring that bell.

"It's just amazing news, obviously we knew it was all good for a while now, but to get the official five years all clear is brilliant.

"She loved getting to ring that bell because when she finished her treatment initially they didn't have that then, so it was a way for her to celebrate."

Since the post, the former Great Britain captain has received messages from others battling cancer themselves - and even a couple of people with the same type as Evie suffered from.

He added: "It's been lovely getting messages from people saying the news helps them get through. Evie is a superstar and lovable, I know I'm her dad so I'm biased, but I'm very proud and hope this can be a message of positivity to others going through treatment."