Brave Cerys to feature in BBC television show

Cerys Edwards with her mum Adele
Cerys Edwards with her mum Adele

A brave youngster who is fighting against a malignant brain tumour will next week be featured on national television.

Four-year-old Cerys Edwards, from Kettering, was diagnosed with the illness at the beginning of last year.

On Wednesday, February 20, her battle will be featured on BBC Two programme Brain Doctors, which covered her treatment at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford over a period of nine months.

Her mum, Adele, said she was grateful for the many messages of support the family received after Cerys’s story was featured in the Telegraph last year.

She said: “She was only three when she got diagnosed.”

And she said the illness meant Cerys, who turns five next month, would not be able to attend a mainstream school.

“There are no longer any physical signs of any tumours,” her mother added.

“But she’s still got fluid on the brain. She will have special needs, and we are waiting for a full statement of the effects on the brain.”

Cerys’s brain cancer was initially diagnosed last year as tonsilitis before her condition worsened.

The programme will be broadcast at 9pm.