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Disabled Six Year Old Crosses Race for Life Finish Line

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7:01am 31st May 2012

A six year old Cornish girl told she would never walk again has finished the Race for Life in Penzance.

Little Savannah Nicholls is five years cancer free, after battling a one in two million leaukaemia.

Hundreds of people signed up to be a bone marrow donor to help her pull through.

To claps and cheers she crossed the finish line on her feet, after being pushed around most of the course.

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Savannah and mum Lisa after Penzance's Race for Life

Mum Lisa crossed the finish line with her daughter on Wednesday evening. She told Pirate FM, "I cried for about a hundred metres. I never used to cry at all, but I can't hold it back anymore.

"During Savannah's treatment she got so unwell she unfortunately encountered some serious brain damage which has left her disabled. We were told she would never walk again so for her to walk - with splints and with some hands - to cross the finish line is absolutely priceless.

"Words can't describe how proud I am. I believe disabled children are the most wonderful burden in the world. The disabilities and everything it entails, the equipment and everything it does to stress your lifestyle is awful. But they are the most wonderful little angels on the planet."

There is still time to sign up for the Race for Life in Truro and Wadebridge. You can find more details here.

7:01am 31st May 2012

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