Brave Burnham torch bearer Katrina Doyle cheered through Dunster
Burnham-On-Sea teenager was cheered on by a crowd of school friends
when she carried the Olympic torch through Dunster on Monday.
Doyle, 13, was nominated as a torch bearer after bravely overcoming
leukaemia as a child and has gone on to raise thousands of pounds
Monday, she was cheered on by a large group of friends from Highbridge's
King Alfred School alongside her family as she took the torch
through Dunster. She said the day had been "so exciting and
such a huge honour."
Katrina was diagnosed with Leukaemia aged 7 and volunteered for
a 26-month medical trial for treatment, posing possible risk to
her, but if successful paving the way for other child sufferers
to have a shortened treatment in the future. Katrina suffered
hair loss from the chemotherapy and when her hair grew back she
chose to dye it bright pink to raise over £2,500 for the
Clic Sargent Children's cancer charity. She never complained about
her illness, despite her discomfort.