LISBURN schoolgirl who has endured grueling cancer treatment
has had her courage recognised by a national charity.
After continuing to shine despite her ordeal, six year-old
Georgia Cocking received a special star-shaped trophy.
The annual Cancer Research UK Little Star Awards, in
partnership with TK Maxx, acknowledge the unique challenges
faced by youngsters who confront cancer. Georgia's Mum Debbie
nominated her for the accolade and beamed with pride as she
received a voucher, chrome trophy and a certificate signed by
celebrities, including Lewis Hamilton, Leona Lewis and Zoe
Debbie said: "Since Georgia was diagnosed with leukaemia at
the age of four, she has just got on with it. She has had a
transplant and is still having further treatment.
"She is so brave - like all the children, she has no choice
but just to get on with it."
"I am so proud of her and she never complains," added Debbie.
Jean Walsh, Cancer Research UK's representative in Northern
Ireland said: "Georgia is a true 'Little Star' who richly
deserves this accolade."
Cancer Research UK is the UK's largest single hinder of
research into children's cancers. With a spend of nearly £9
million last year, this investment has helped bring about huge
advances in treatments. Seven out of 10 youngsters with cancer
are now successfully treated in the UK, compared with less than
3 out of 10 in the 1960s.