THE grief-stricken mum of brave toddler Layla Greene has told how she is struggling to come to terms with losing her precious daughter.

Louise Cunningham was left devastated when three-year-old Layla lost her fight against a rare form of cancer on Saturday night.

In a message posted on social media earlier this week, Louise paid an emotional tribute to the girl who lit up so many lives.

She wrote: “My beautiful girl, I can’t believe you’re gone.

“My heart hurts, my arms ache to hold you. I have never been so lost in my life. Love you, baby girl.”

Layla was diagnosed with stage four of neuroblastoma in March last year.

She had undergone a stem cell transplant and chemotherapy but, last month, the family were told her condition had worsened.

Louise and Layla’s other loved ones then had to pin their hopes on a new treatment, known as the Beacon trial, being a success.

Tragically, the illness became too much for Layla to cope with and she died shortly after 9pm on Saturday.

A JustGiving page was set up to create a ‘fun memories’ list for Layla, containing activities to bring a smile to her face.

Almost £7,000 of the £10,000 target had been raised to fulfil her dying wishes, including a helicopter trip, motorbike ride and princess party.

Sadly, she will never get to fulfil those dreams.

However, the money raised, along with donations which are set to be collected at several fundraising events that had already been organised, will go towards giving Layla “the send-off she deserves,” with plans also in place for some sort of memorial to the courageous tot.

Family friend Michelle Kelly, who set up the JustGiving page, told The Gazette: “Money from the crowdfunding will be used to give Layla the most amazing send-off.

“All planned events will still go ahead for a memorial to Layla.”

These include a party night, featuring Layla’s favourite DJ, Clyde 1’s George Bowie, in Glasgow on Friday. For details, visit