Dr Charlie Teo's miracle girl: Cancer patient, 12, is up and walking in hospital

Charlie Teo's 12-year-old cancer patient is up and walking in hospital less than 48 hours after a lifesaving operation, which critics said would kill her or leave her paralysed.

Milli Lucas was all smiles as she proved the naysayers wrong by walking through the corridors of Sydney's Prince of Wales Hospital on Wednesday afternoon.  

The youngster, who was dressed in comfy clothes and colourful slippers, confidently limped through the hospital in footage shared to Facebook.   

'And the little champion is up and at 'em,' the video was captioned.

'Walking so well and pacing the corridors.' 

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Charlie Teo's 12-year-old cancer patient is up and walking in hospital less than 48 hours after a lifesaving operation, which critics said would kill her or leave her paralysed

Milli Lucas was all smiles as she proved the naysayers wrong by walking through the corridors of Sydney's Prince of Wales Hospital on Wednesday afternoon

Charlie Teo's 12-year-old cancer patient is up and walking in hospital less than 48 hours after a lifesaving operation, which critics said would kill her or leave her paralysed

Beaming: Brave Milli Lucas, 12, smiled from ear to ear hours after undergoing a risky six-hour brain operation

Beaming: Brave Milli Lucas, 12, smiled from ear to ear hours after undergoing a risky six-hour brain operation 

The youngster, who was dressed in comfy clothes and colourful slippers, confidently limped through the hospital in footage shared to Facebook

The youngster, who was dressed in comfy clothes and colourful slippers, confidently limped through the hospital in footage shared to Facebook

Milli went into a six-hour surgery just before 7am on Monday in a last-ditch attempt to remove her brain tumour and prolong her life.   

Her family had crowdfunded $160,000 to pay for her surgery. 

The 12-year-old is now facing rehabilitation as she recovers from the make-or-break surgery. 

Eager followers commended the young girl's bravery online as she took her first steps only two days after the operation.

'Go Milli. I'm so glad your doing so well. Keep positive thinking gorgeous girl. Love that big smile,' one person said.

'What amazing determination! Amelia, you are inspiring,' said another.  

Less than 24 hours after surgery, Milli smiled from ear to ear as she thanked her supporters from her hospital bed. 

'My head's a bit sore,' she said when she was visited by Today Tonight's Mark Gibson. 

Eager followers commended the young girl's bravery online as she took her first steps only two days after the operation. 'Go Milli. I'm so glad your doing so well. Keep positive thinking gorgeous girl. Love that big smile,' one person said

Eager followers commended the young girl's bravery online as she took her first steps only two days after the operation. 'Go Milli. I'm so glad your doing so well. Keep positive thinking gorgeous girl. Love that big smile,' one person said

The youngster (pictured before the procedure) went into surgery just before 7am on Monday in a last-ditch attempt to remove her brain tumour and prolong her life

The youngster (pictured before the procedure) went into surgery just before 7am on Monday in a last-ditch attempt to remove her brain tumour and prolong her life

On Wednesday Ms Smirk shared a picture (above) of Professor Teo (right) and captioned it: 'Seriously could this man get any better?!!'

On Wednesday Ms Smirk shared a picture (above) of Professor Teo (right) and captioned it: 'Seriously could this man get any better?!!'

'I'm OK. I'm doing well. Thank you for all your help.'  

Hours after the operation, Milli's mother Monica Smirk announced the operation was a success. 

She taken out of the intensive care unit, enjoyed her first post-surgery meal, and is now recovering in the paediatric ward. 

The young girl's battle with brain cancer had received national attention after her family was forced to raise money for the procedure performed by Dr Teo.

The surgeon spoke for the first time since the operation, admitting the procedure was one of the 'more difficult' that he's done in his career.  

'It went into the brain stem, the no-go zone where most people don't operate', he said, explaining the surgery put Milli at risk of paralysis, coma and death. 

Dr Teo was able to remove 98 per cent of the girl's tumour, and has referred her to specialists in Germany who will work on getting rid of the remaining two per cent. 

Earlier, Ms Smirk told the West Australian Milli was 'recouping better than the first operation she had (in 2016) and she's talking'.

'Charlie is the man!' she said. 

'She is lifting her arms and legs, she's awake, talking and smiling.'  

She shared a picture of Dr Teo and captioned it: 'Seriously could this man get any better?!!'

The 12-year-old's father, Grant Lucas, confirmed on Facebook just before 7am Monday morning that Milli (pictured with Dr Teo) had gone into surgery, saying: 'Keep everything crossed'

The 12-year-old's father, Grant Lucas, confirmed on Facebook just before 7am Monday morning that Milli (pictured with Dr Teo) had gone into surgery, saying: 'Keep everything crossed' 

Milli's mother shared the good news on Facebook, announcing the procedure was a success

Milli's mother shared the good news on Facebook, announcing the procedure was a success

Appearing on Today Tonight , her distraught parents, Monica (left) and Grant (right) claimed doctors in Western Australia had refused to carry out the procedure amid fears of paralysis

Appearing on Today Tonight , her distraught parents, Monica (left) and Grant (right) claimed doctors in Western Australia had refused to carry out

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