The family of Late Late Toy Show star Saoirse Ruane have shared the devastating news that the 10-year-olds cancer has returned.
Saoirse from Galway appeared on the the Toy Show back in 2020, speaking about her rare tumour diagnosis from 2019.
Needing to have her leg amputated, Saoirse was praised for her positive attitude towards fighting her illness.
Now, sadly Saoirse’s family have shared that her cancer has returned.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts we share this heartbreaking news” began Saoirse’s mother Roseanna on Instagram.
“Last Wednesday 27th April 2022 we ended up back where it all started on December 1st 2019, in UHG”
“The very same cubicle, on the very same paediatric ward and after yet another day of tests, we (Saoírse’s parents) are sitting once again in front of a paediatric consultant being told the words we NEVER EVER wanted to hear AGAIN!”
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“We just don’t have the words for you all, we are simply heartbroken! We knew this day COULD come but we did our utmost to park it in the back of our minds as much as possible, be positive, be grateful and get on with our lives.”
For now, Saoirse and her family are asking for prayers to be sent their way as they navigate the difficult road that awaits.
“We would ask for all your prayers at this time while we along with our amazing oncologist and team figure out the road map to this next journey”
“Saoírse (being Saoírse) is being incredibly brave and we as a family ask that you give us time now to comprehend this devastating news!”
In response to the upsetting news, Ryan Tubridy shared his thoughts on Instagram:
“My Toy Show friend Saoirse Ruane got some bad news recently and her family are hoping we might all send her love and strength she needs to ‘figure out the roadmap’ as her mum said today”
“Saoirse is extraordinary and she’s the reason we started the Toy Show Appeal. I hope she knows how much we cherish her.”