The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - NEWS - By SINEAD KELLE­HER

“WHEN times are tough, never give up” are the in­spir­ing words of brave Kil­lar­ney girl, Amy O’Con­nor who passed away in Fe­bru­ary of this year.

The 11-year old had fought a valiant bat­tle af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with can­cer in April 2016 but she trag­i­cally passed away al­most two months ago.

Amy was known for her brav­ery and pos­i­tiv­ity through­out her can­cer bat­tle and now her brav­ery has been shown once again af­ter her par­ents dis­cov­ered a song she had penned about her strug­gle.

“We stum­bled across it when we were in her room af­ter she passed away. It was a song called Never Give Up. She had never told us about it,” Tri­ona and Bren­dan said this week.

“It was so emo­tional to find this. It is told us what was go­ing on in her mind. She was go­ing through so much pain and suf­fer­ing but she was still very pos­i­tive.”

“It was a nice sur­prise for us.” The song is all about never giv­ing up even when times are tough.

“When times are tough its just a sign to never give up, give up. In the end I prom­ise things will turn out al­right for you.”

Amy par­ents have shared the song in the hope that her words will in­spire oth­ers.

“She is still in­spir­ing us. It is heart-break­ing to think what she was go­ing through. She al­ways told us not to worry. I don’t know where she got the strength from,” said Bren­dan.

“This shows how brave she was. What she went through was hor­ren­dous but she never felt sorry for her­self.”

“We want to share her words to share her pos­i­tive spirit and it might help some­body out there in the same sit­u­a­tion and give them some­thing pos­i­tive,” they said.

Lit­tle Amy O’Con­nor pic­tured last year with her par­ents Tri­ona and Bren­dan.

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