Recognition for Sophie’s bravery

By Sara Bryce

Sunday, January 20, 2013

 

SOPHIE Rolf is officially a little star after being given a special award by Cancer Research UK and TK Maxx.

The five year old from Totland, who is fighting an inoperable brain tumour, was presented with a Little Star Award, which is given in recognition of the courage shown by children with cancer.

Aaron Rolf, Sophie’s father, said: "When she got the award she was dancing round the room singing 'I’m a star, I’m a star!'"

Sophie was nominated for the award by family friend Karen Knight, whose daughter, Zara, goes to school with Sophie.

She said: "Sophie is an incredibly brave little girl. She has been through so much over the last few months but she remains her sunny self and never complains about everything she has had to go through.

"Her parents are so strong and are doing everything in their power to ensure she gets the best possible treatment. They are also determined, when Sophie is well enough, to fill her time, and that of her brother Jack, with happy and memorable experiences."

As well as a star-shaped trophy, Sophie received a certificate signed by all of the celebrities who back the award, including JLS, Mo Farah, Leona Lewis and Steven Gerrard.

Sophie, Jack and parents, Aaron and Gemma, enjoyed a festive season surrounded by family and friends after getting good results from Sophie’s latest scan.

Aaron said: "We had a really nice Christmas. Sophie just kept going and going. At the moment she’s doing really well."

Reporter: sarab@iwcpmail.co.uk

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