A BRAVE girl about to finish her cancer treatment has received an award.
Gemma Warden, of Capenhurst, has been presented with a Cancer Research UK Little Star award.
Parents, Tony and Jenny Warden, nominated their daughter for the accolade.
The courageous Capenhurst Primary School pupil was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in October 2007.
The 10-year-old started an intensive course of chemotherapy and missed more than a year of school.
She lost her hair, needed blood transfusions and developed a number of infections during the first nine months due to having a weakened immune system.
Gemma completed the intensive course of chemotherapy treatment in November 2008 and returned to school in January last year.
She has continued to receive maintenance chemotherapy treatment, but is now looking forward to completing her final treatment this week.
Gemma became a celebrity for the day in June last year when she started Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Chester.
Mum Jenny said: “Gemma has had a hard time in coping with the treatment, but has always proved to be an excellent patient.
“She has tried to attend school as often as possible, even if it meant going in her wheelchair. We will all be thrilled when her treatment finishes.”
Gemma received a certificate and £50 of TK Maxx vouchers.