Moment dad tells daughter he's cancer-free

This is the heart-warming moment an eight-year-old girl was told by her father he was cancer-free - and she instantly burst into tears.Little Maisy Dickson had never spent a night away from her father Chris until he went into hospital to have his bladder removed.She was expecting him to be in hospital for two weeks as he recovered from the nine-hour operation.But he managed to come home after just nine days - and kept his return a secret so he could surprise his youngest daughter.Maisy was kept in the dark about his return and mum Sharon told her to go upstairs and check her phone for a snapchat update from her dad.When she opened the picture, it was a selfie of Chris, 43, lay on the sofa in the living room asking for a hug.She sprinted downstairs to greet her dad, who caught her emotional reaction on video.In the video, Maisy bursts into tears as she is overcome with emotion.Chris said: "I hid on the sofa in the living room and she ran upstairs."My wife told her to check her snapchat because her dad had sent her a message from hospital and was waiting for a reply."I'd actually sent her one from the sofa asking her for a hug.Maisy had been expecting Chris home on Sunday, October 6, but he was able to leave hospital on Thursday, October 2.Chris added: "I have never been away from my daughter for even a night. "She flew down the stairs and screamed when she saw me."She completely broke down, I had never seen her like that before."I broke down as well, I had never ever felt anyone show so much love towards me."He was diagnosed with bladder cancer six years ago and his family saw supported him as he underwent numerous rounds of chemotherapy.But tumours would appears every three months and after two more were found in July, Chris decided to make the drastic decision to have a radical cystectomy.The nine-hour procedure saw two surgeons remove his entire bladder, his prostate, lymph nodes, vesical veins and sperm sacks.The father-of-three from Morecambe, Lancs., added: "I know it doesn't sound like a long time six years, but when you live through it, it feels like sixty years."I was in agony after the operation. I still am, but at least my children can wake up every day their father is going to live."Maisy has seen me battling cancer for six years, it has affected her too."It was very traumatic for her. She visited me while I was in hospital and was distraught when she left. She completely broke down."She's only eight, so we didn't go into too much detail, but we felt like we couldn't lie to her either."For an eight-year-old to deal with all that, it's incredibly."Maisy said she was the "happiest girl in the world", adding: "My daddy is my best friend and I hated him being in hospital, now I've got him back cancer-free for the rest of my life."

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