Early this year, Niamh Brown , a budding gymnast was diagnosed with childhood strain of ovarian cancer.
She had to be operated to remove a tumor; one of her ovaries also had to be removed. After several rounds of chemotherapy, she is now on the road to recovery.
Mum Julia said: "She was diagnosed at the beginning of the summer holidays after she started showing signs of early puberty. The first thing I noticed were her mood swings, she turned into a teenager overnight. The tumour they found was the size of an orange. I was told when it's in your stomach, your bowels move around so it can be masked. But she was lucky it protruded, it looked like a pot belly and the GP was soon on the ball."
"She's not been fazed by the cancer at all. She's such a bubbly girl - always laughing and smiling. She's a little soldier, " Niamh's mother said.