She had chemotherapy and radiotherapy but the cancer spread to her spine and doctors told its incurable.
But she is not ready to defeat to her fate. Her family and friends say she has continued to be in high spirits – even sitting two GCSE exams – both of which she passed – in hospital the day after brain surgery and she wants to raise £50,000 for the Parents’ Association of Children with Tumors and Leukemia.
In spite of undergoing treatment and continuing countless operations, she has continued her studies, sporting activities and won the Prom Queen title at her school prom.
The teenager has now conducted a fundraising campaign for the Parents’ Association of Children with Tumors and Leukemia (PACT) – a charity which researches the disease – and wants to raise £50,000.
She said: ‘I have tried to stay positive throughout. Just because I have cancer and you will see me with no hair, I am still the same person.