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Outpouring of support for Alexandra is heart-warming

Editor's Viewpoint

Occasionally you read a story that reaffirms your belief that the world is full of decent people, who care about their fellow human beings and who are prepared to do something to help others.

In this instance the generosity of spirit came from the thousands of people who answered a terminally ill Londonderry girl's plea to help her set a world record for the number of birthday cards received.

Alexandra Johnston's 16th birthday on New Year's Day was special because doctors thought the girl, who has cancer, would not live past her 12th birthday. She now has a double reason to celebrate and thousands of inspirational messages of support to read.

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