Saoírse Ruane, one of the stars of last year's Late Late Toy Show, has learned how to cycle her bike again, with Toy Show host Ryan Tubridy sharing the happy news on RTÉ Radio 1 on Tuesday.
The youngster from Kiltullagh, Co Galway lost a leg as a result of a tumour. Her story, and her fundraising for charity, inspired the establishment of the Late Late Toy Show's own foundation. Over €6m was raised during last November's extravaganza on RTÉ One.
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"Saoírse has conquered one of the most joyful skills of life, and she's learned to ride her bike again," Tubridy told listeners.
"Just when you think, 'Oh God, I have to watch Netflix again' - you don't. Just reflect on these little mirco-victories that are happening around the country of people who are doing things that mean so much in their world. Like Saoírse, who has learned to cycle her bike again with her new prosthetic.
"Her mum Roseanna posted on Instagram today how proud she is of her daughter... It's a photo from behind so she's cycling into the distance - into the future, dare I say - with her helmet and her hi-vis and her bike. She's doing what kids should be doing, which is cycling a bike, outside, and enjoying life... That made me very happy to see that, so well done to them."
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Tubridy promised he would soon have "lots of news" on the Late Late Toy Show's foundation.
"There's [sic] been very hectic meetings pulling that all together and there's such good news coming from that," he added. "I can't wait to share it with you, and I'll do it as soon as I can."