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Sophie Collins

Mum of RTE Toy Show star Saoirse Ruane gives heartbreaking health update and asks for prayers

Saoirse Ruane’s mum has taken to Instagram with a ‘heartbreaking’ update on the Late Late Toy Show star’s health.

Her mum, Roseanna, is asking their followers for prayers after receiving the "devastating" news that a tumour had returned.

The young girl won the hearts of the nation after her appearance on the Late Late Toy Show back in December 2020.

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She inspired viewers with her incredibly positive attitude after having her leg amputated due to cancer.

Today, Roseanna described the shock felt by the family in the wake of what she describes as a ‘bump in the road.’

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, she wrote: "9/4/2023 HEARTBROKEN. We have been quiet on here & it hasn’t gone unnoticed! Unfortunately we’ve hit another BUMP in the road."

She said that on Wednesday, the family were in Crumlin Children's Unit for a routine check up, and say that Saoirse was in great health and even returned to playing camogie recently.

After she had undergone a CT scan, however, she was called back for a further chest X-ray.

Roseanna continued: "This wasn’t the norm so immediately we were on high alert! We queried the need for this X-ray in our heads not being able to discuss anything around Saoírse to prevent her from worry.

"Little did we know our world was about to fall apart ALL OVER AGAIN.

“The consultant caught my eye through a glass pane & politely asked me into his office on my own.

"He got straight to the point & even though I held a conversation with him & he showed me great empathy, I felt it all wash over me in disbelief. But there on the screen was her X-ray, staring me in the face, there was no denying this recurrent tumour. Her 3rd to date."

Roseanna added that the family were "devastated", saying that Saoírse’s words on hearing the sad news were: "Why me, why is my life so horrible?".

The family have asked for people to keep Saoirse in their prayers, and since sharing the news they have been receiving a wave of support.


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