Worksop: Daniele, 11, says big thanks to Sir Edmund Hillary Primary School

An 11-year-old girl and her family have paid tribute to staff at a Worksop school after she was diagnosed with a disease that stopped her brain receiving messages.

Tuesday, 20th May 2014, 10:00 pm

Daniele Carrington, a year six pupil at Sir Edmund Hillary Primary School, discovered she had a Demyelinating illness in January 2014 when a teacher at the school noticed she was struggling with her handwriting.

When a person has this disease the covering that protects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord is affected so messages cannot always get through to the brain.

After several trips to A&E, Daniele, of Carlton Road, Worksop, was taken to Sheffield Children’s Hospital where an MRI scan found that she had suffered a brain hemorrhage.

The brave youngster was in a wheelchair and she has been having physiopherapy and learning to grip her pen again.

Daniele and her mum, Hayley, presented seven Guardian Roses’ at an assembly on Friday 16th May at the school.

Daniele said: “I wanted to say a big thank-you to all of the kind and caring people who have helped me throught this illness.”

Her caring mum said that she could leave her daughter at school knowing that she would receive full care and attention.

“They are like a family, this is a caring sharing school. They would do anything for anyone.”