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Toy Show star Saoirse Ruane 'recovering' after successful tumour removal surgery

Her mum Roseanne had revealed that Saoirse was facing the “fight of her life” after her cancer returned
Saoirse Ruane appeared on the Late Late Toy show in 2020

Saoirse Ruane appeared on the Late Late Toy show in 2020

Neasa Cumiskey

Late Late Toy Show star Saoirse Ruane’s mum has shared some good news after the Galway girl underwent an operation to remove a tumour yesterday.

The 9-year-old won hearts across the country when she appeared on the Toy Show in 2020 and opened up about having her leg amputated after being diagnosed with a rare tumour.

Over the weekend, her mum Roseanne revealed that the young girl was facing the “fight of her life” after her cancer returned and explained that Saoirse was due to have surgery to remove a tumour on Tuesday.

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And prior to the operation, Roseanne admitted that she was worried about her daughter as the tumour was in Saoirse’s lung.

However, in an Instagram post on Wednesday morning, Roseanne said the operation went to plan and Saoirse is “comfortable and recovering” in the intensive care unit in CHI at Crumlin with her beloved teddy Slush beside her to keep her company.

She wrote: “Good morning everyone. Just a quick update to let you all know that Saoírse’s surgery went as planned.

“She is comfortable and recovering in ICU with SLUSH by her side. This is the first of many steps on this difficult journey! We are so happy and grateful to be sitting here beside her.

“We are so thankful to her surgeon and her amazing team here in Crumlin Hospital. Thank you for your continued support.”

And Ryan Tubridy took to Instagram this afternoon to update his followers on Saoirse’s condition after she appeared on the Late Late Show with her parents last week.

Sharing a photo of him posing with the heroic girl, he wrote: “If you haven’t heard, Saoirse’s surgery went well, thank goodness. As the family have said, it’s the first of many hurdles crossed but she did it and is currently being well minded in Crumlin. Here’s to the long walk, to good health and happier days.”

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