A teenager from Sussex who focused her efforts on training her puppy while she was having cancer treatment has earned a place at Crufts.
Lauren Ashby from Horsham was just 13 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma, but having her best friend, Percy, by her side throughout her treatment helped her recovery.
Now 3 years on, the pair are to take part in the world famous agility class at the prestigious dog show and are raising money for Charity along the way.
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There's a reason dogs are known as Man's best friends.
Percy the cockapoo was just a puppy when Lauren was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma, but the little dog was a huge support to her during her most difficult days.
During her treatment, Lauren ploughed what energy she had in to training Percy, something which Doctors say aided her recovery.
- Lauren Ashby
Now Percy and Lauren have earned a place at Crufts in the world famous Agility class.
It's not the first time the pair have competed.
The last few years have not been easy for Lauren, but the cancer and treatment have not held her back.
She achieved 7 A grades at GCSE and is now raising money for Cancer Research UK by aiming to walk 10, 000 steps a day.
Lauren's Mum is in awe of what she's achieved.
- Dominique Ashby