Teenager Megan's remarkable battle
Last updated at 08:09, Wednesday, 06 February 2013
A BRAVE schoolgirl who was given just weeks to live as a toddler has entered her teenage years.
Prudhoe’s Megan Armstrong has spent her entire life fighting a brain tumour, and has undergone intensive courses of radiotherapy and chemotherapy to keep it at bay.
Every three months, she still visits hospital for a brain scan to monitor the tumour, which has caused so much uncertainty for Megan and her parents, Philip and Sandra Armstrong.
But dad Philip says: “Megan is able to do the things any other 13-year-old would. She enjoys school and was disappointed when the snow stopped her from going two weeks ago. It is remarkable when you consider what she has been through.”
**Read the full story in this Friday’s Hexham Courant.
First published at 08:06, Wednesday, 06 February 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1949Friday, December 9, 1949...
A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.