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Stories of Manchester Arena: the surgeon

As Manchester prepares to mark one year since the terror attack on the city's Arena which left 22 people dead, ITV News has been hearing from some of those who responded to the tragedy.

Naomi Davis is a Consultant in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

She went into A&E on the night of the bombing and worked non-stop until the following afternoon, tirelessly working to make sure injured children and their families were getting the treatment they needed.

This is her story:

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Braver than the Ninja Turtles

A little boy who uses his superheroes to help him cope with his cancer treatment has just won a special award.

Harley Renshaw was diagnosed nearly a year ago and came up with the idea of decorating the medical mask he has to wear when he's getting radiotherapy.

He wanted it to look like the cartoon superhero Ninja turtles.

Cancer Research UK has awarded the little boy from Manchester with their Little Star, for bravery.

For more information about the awards, click here:

Five-year-old cancer patient Harley is a 'Little Star'

Harley with his toys at Manchester Children’s Hospital. Credit: Manchester Evening News.

A five-year-old boy from Manchester has created a superhero mask to help him face up to a gruelling three months of treatment as he battles a rare form of cancer.

Harley Renshaw is fighting cancer in his kidney, neck, lung and bones - but his Ninja Turtle mask makes him feel stronger while having his treatment.

Harley was diagnosed with neuroblastoma - a rare and aggressive childhood cancer Credit: Manchester Evening News.

Hospital staff were amazed when the youngster, from Stretford, asked if he could decorate the protective medical mask that holds him still while having the treatment.

Harley has now been awarded one of Cancer Research UK’s Little Star Awards which acknowledges the unique challenges faced by youngsters who encounter cancer.

Harley Renshaw is fighting cancer in his kidney, neck, lung and bones Credit: Manchester Evening News.

Harley has now been awarded one of Cancer Research UK’s Little Star Awards which acknowledges the unique challenges faced by youngsters who encounter cancer.

“We couldn’t be prouder of our boy.

"He has had such a lot to deal with, but he just takes it all in his stride and gets on with it. He is a true inspiration and he is our superhero.”

– Harley Renshaw's mum, Stacey.
Harley in his school uniform. Credit: Manchester Evening News.
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