Leanne meets galaxy of stars in­clud­ing Pluto

Bray People - - Bray People -

SIX­TEEN-YEAR-OLD Leanne Mur­phy of Rath­drum is hav­ing the time of her life over in Dis­ney­land in Amer­ica rub­bing shoul­ders with Micky Mouse, Don­ald Duck, Pluto and the rest.

Leanne was one of eight chil­dren hon­oured for their ex­traor­di­nary courage at this year’s Na­tional Chil­dren of Courage Awards and Share a Dream Ball. She was whisked off to Dis­ney­land with her fam­i­lies for a spe­cial trip just be­fore Christ­mas.

Leanne was di­ag­nosed at a young age with a malig­nant bone tu­mour. Treat­ment in­volved a pe­riod of chemo­ther­apy and this was fol­lowed by surgery to re­move the tu­mour.

De­spite her or­deal, Leanne re­mained up­beat, even sit­ting and do­ing well in her Ju­nior Cer­tifi­cate.

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