Meet Iris

Iris Connolly battled a brain tumour the size of a ping-pong ball when she was just three years old. Iris is from West Horndon and now aged eight she is now doing really well. Throughout her illness the family have been supported by a Rainbow Trust Family Support Worker who has helped the whole family practically and emotionally and between 2010-12 the family raised over £32,000 to thank Rainbow Trust for all its support.

As Christmas rapidly approaches the family are reflecting on how far they have come and the vital help they had from Rainbow Trust through those very tough days. The effects of the radiotherapy have left Iris a little behind her peers but she is determined to learn. She loves art and hopes to be an artist when she is older.

“We are very proud of her. We always worried about the new and different challenges she would face having had a brain tumour but now we are just so grateful that she is healthy and can play with her brother and sister and enjoy life. Rainbow Trust has been an enormous help and we know that if anything happens or the cancer comes back, we would know exactly where to go and Rainbow Trust would be there to support us again.” Debra, Iris’s mum