A Co Antrim teenager who helped raise millions for charity has been described as "perfection", after she passed away on Friday.
Adelle Keown, from Newtownabbey, was battling acute myeloid leukaemia and passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at Belfast's City Hospital last week.
The spotlight fell on the 18-year-old when she took part in the 2019 BBC Rickshaw Challenge for Children in Need which helped raise millions of pounds for the charity.
Well-known and loved throughout her local community as an inspirational figure, she also had a long association with the Northern Ireland cancer charity Angel Wishes.
Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph yesterday, the charity which was involved with Adelle since her diagnosis paid tribute to her as someone who "touched the hearts of everyone", after personally helping many of the children they support.
"She was one incredible young lady. The number of other children, teenage girls especially, who she took under her wing. She wanted everybody to get through the journey," they said.
"She wanted to encourage everybody to fight. She was one inspirational girl. Always wanting to laugh, always smiling.
"She just constantly tried to prove the hospitals wrong. From day one she was going nowhere until she was ready to go. She proved everybody wrong.
"That is just Adelle. She did everything her way and her way was perfection.
"To know Adelle was to love Adelle. It might sound a bit of a cliche but it is definitely not in this case."
The charity said that as a mark of respect to Adelle and her family, there would be no further social media posts until after she is laid to rest in a private ceremony this Thursday.
While the teenage girl has left a remarkable legacy of fundraising over the years, the charity Angel Wishes said it was her personal relationships with people which would leave a lasting mark.
"I think it is through our teenage girls we support that Adelle will never be forgotten," the charity added.
"You never forget the person who came into your life at the most difficult time and Adelle came into so many people's lives at that time.
"She gave other young teenage girls encouragement when their emotions were in their boots after they had been diagnosed with cancer.
"Those girls are devastated beyond words today. I know whatever they do in life they will do in memory of Adelle.
"She is more than a child who lost her fight to cancer, she is an amazing young girl.
"It is an honour and a pleasure to be part of her family throughout this journey."
In a post on Facebook, Adelle's mother Leanne described her daughter as "the most selfless, strongest and determined lady we will ever know", adding that she was "overwhelmed" by the outpouring of support.
She requested that those wishing to celebrate her daughter's life should line the streets and clap before the service in Newtownabbey on Thursday.
A funeral notice described Adelle as the precious daughter of Leanne and Robert, beloved twin of Aaron and proud and loving sister of Rebecca and Carter.