A popular Plymouth mum who lost her leg to bone cancer when she was just ten years old has died.
Carla Riley-Wood, 40, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of seven, and later became a campaigner for greater awareness of the disease.
I know without doubt know that Carla is a much-loved woman. She touched so many lives and gave so much of herself. I'm so proud to be her mother. I have received so many messages of support. Thank you all.
A funeral service will be held at Devonport Guildhall on Monday, February 4.
Carla was an inspiration to us all and even though her health limited her she powered on to make a difference. When Henry was diagnosed and we launched his appeal, she messaged me her support and told me about her own journey at Henrys age. A young girl given an awful diagnosis of bone cancer, who battled hard and eventually lost her leg to the disease. Treatments caused many problems including a debilitating lung condition which caused her to need home oxygen.