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21st Apr 2023

Saoirse Ruane (11) facing her “biggest battle to date”

Saoirse Ruane’s family has confirmed she is facing her “biggest battle to date”.

Her family confirmed the heartbreaking news this evening.

In a heartbreaking post on Instagram, Saoirse’s mother said the past few weeks have been “agonising”.

“Your love & support definitely carried us through a difficult stretch of confusion, heartache, time spent wondering, time spent waiting & attending hospital appointments.”

Her mum praised Saoirse’s medical team who have supported them every step of the way.

“We travelled to Dublin last week for a lengthy meeting with our team and since then we have been taking time to absorb the outcome,” her mum wrote.

Saoirse will now start treatment in the coming weeks.

“This by far will be her biggest battle to date. It breaks our hearts to watch her go through all this trauma again. She’s only 11. Old enough to know a little of what’s going on but too young to have to deal with such an ordeal again.”

Saoirse’s family said they’re in disbelief following the news.

“We are so so proud of the beautiful precious & courageous girl we are so lucky to call our daughter. As always she continues to smile every day.”

Her family promised to keep their followers updated as Saoirse prepares for this heartbreaking chapter.

“Saoírse, you are a force to be reckoned with. We wish more than anything to be able to take way your pain but we will be right beside you every step of the way.”

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