Three-year-old Walney girl with hole in her heart ‘an inspiration to us all’
Last updated at 14:41, Friday, 13 December 2013
A BRAVE little girl from Walney who never stops smiling has been nominated for a Christmas Star award.
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Rosa McDonald, three, of Strathaird Avenue, has a hole in her heart and has spent much of her young life going in and out of hospital with a wide range of health problems.
Rosa has been diagnosed with HSP, a condition which affects the blood vessels and may require surgery in the new year.
Despite that, according to proud auntie Sharon Simons, Rosa never complains and is always “such a happy little girl” who is an inspiration to those around her.
Miss Simons said: “She’s a strong little character, she’s only three years old but she’s had one problem after another.
“She’s constantly in and out of hospital and she never ever complains and she just cracks on with it every day.
“She’s lovely, she’s dead bubbly and when she’s poorly she doesn’t moan, and when she’s in hospital she doesn’t moan. She’s an inspiration to us all really.”
Rosa, who turns four tomorrow , is also an avid dancer with the Imperial School of Dance in Highfield Road, Barrow.
Last week she performed with dozens of other dancers as they performed to a packed audience at the Forum in the group’s annual charity Dance Krazy spectacular.
Miss Simons said: “If she won she’d be absolutely over the moon. She doesn’t know that I’ve nominated her, but she’s such a happy little soul.”
The Evening Mail has teamed up with Heath’s Toymaster in Barrow to find the area’s most inspirational boy and girl who have shown great courage or selflessness.
Nominees have included young carers, fundraisers or children who have battled with health problems or disabilities. Our two Christmas Stars will win a visit from Father Christmas and a host of festive gifts.
First published at 15:54, Tuesday, 10 December 2013
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