NI teen who got shock cancer diagnosis will be ‘desperately missed forever’

Sad news has emerged about the death of teenager Rachel Osborne who had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 9:20 am

The Bangor teenager who was diagnosed with a tumour on her spinal cord last year prompted a major fund raising drive to ensure she could participate in a drugs trial overseas,

Rachel had undergone intensive surgery and treatment after experiencing a sore back, which started in February 2020.

Rachel was then told the shocking news that she had was a diffuse midline glioma, a malignant and fast-growing tumour, for which there is currently no cure.

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Rachel had just finished her final year at school and was excited at the prospect of leaving home to study anatomy at the University of Glasgow.

Rachel’s shock diagnosis led to her mum Susanne and other family members start a fund raising campaign for other treatment options.

Her mum Susanne started a GoFundMe to help her daughter and it has raised £166,261.

In her funeral notice, Rachel is described as the “much-loved youngest daughter of Paul and Susanne Osborne and loving sister to Rhiannon and Erin”.

The notice also said that Rachel would be “desperately missed forever”.

No funeral service details were provided but requested that donations could be made in Rachel’s memory to Cancer Research UK.

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