Belfast Telegraph

Brave teen in GCSEs success

By Joanne Sweeney

Emma-Rose Collins is celebrating achieving GCSE exam success against all the odds.

The 16-year-old managed to gain an A*, two As and three Bs in her exams despite losing her mother Jacqui early in June.

The Carnmoney pupil from Hazelwood Integrated College - who is a former winner of the Diana Award for Courageous Young Citizen - has once again gained the respect of her family and her teachers and peers for her determination.

Emma-Rose has Marfan's syndrome, a congenital condition resulting in weak connective tissues that affects eyes, skeleton and blood vessels among other tissue.

Her aunt Kerry Shaw said: "We are all so very proud of her. We know her mum would be too."

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