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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Ulverston girl Alice Pyne’s legacy helps Rebekah escape

A BRAVE little fighter is making good progress after battling a third tumour.

Eleven-year-old Rebekah Shaw has fought two brain tumours and a spine tumour over the last four years.

In the last fortnight the Barrow schoolgirl has had a clear scan, after finishing chemotherapy in January.

Rebekah was diagnosed with a second brain tumour just before Christmas 2011, and she had surgery at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, in January 2012.

The youngster then spent the majority of last year having radiotherapy and chemotherapy at Alder Hey.

Rebekah and her mum, Nicola, lived in Liverpool during last year, which separated their close-knit family of seven.

Mrs Shaw, said: “Beka finished her treatment and she has just recently had a scan that was clear.

“We are all chuffed to bits, Beka is brilliant, she has coped with it all so well.

“We were at Alder Hey all last year. She is a little superstar and never complains. All our kids have coped very well.”

Rebekah had the operation for her first brain tumour on her seventh birthday and overcame a spine tumour the following year.

The Shaws will have a holiday in Flookburgh this Easter, thanks to the late Alice Pyne and her Alice’s Escapes charity, which provides breaks for seriously ill children.

Rebekah and her family were special guests at the opening of the charity’s caravan, Mabel’s Place, at Bardsea Leisure Park, Ulverston. Rebekah said: “I’m looking forward to the holiday.”

Beka’s Cavaliers will compete in Total Warrior this summer for Alder Hey.

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