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COMMUNITY HERO: Ricky pupil praised for positive mindset despite life-changing diagnosis

 Published on: 23rd April 2024   |   By: Sophia Sheera   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two members of staff from a primary school in Mill End have commended a nine-year-old pupil on her bravery and resilience in the face of unimaginable hardship.

Nine-year-old Grace Mackin was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour in June 2022. However, according to St Peter’s Church of England Primary School staff members Julie Mansi and Janice O’Donovan: “Grace has had the most positive mindset from the very onset of her diagnosis.”

Julie said: “Even on the days when treatment is difficult, Grace comes to school with a smile.”

In addition to receiving her life-changing diagnosis two-and-a-half years ago, Grace has had to deal with the more recent loss of her father.

Yet according to Grace’s mother, Sarah Wiggins: “You’d never know what Grace has been through from her attitude.”

Grace has now finished a course of chemotherapy and was recently invited to ring the end-of-treatment bell at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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