Tabitha Wood, known as Tabby, is in remission after undergoing emergency surgery at just 13 when a tumour the size of a melon was discovered.
The now 16-year-old Bradford Grammar School student, who raised more than £24,000 for charity, launched Tabby’s Trust earlier this year to help other children in hospital.
Now, having been awarded three Grade 9s, six Grade 8s, and a Grade 7 in her GCSE results, she is looking forward to sixth form where she intends to study Chemistry, Biology and History.
“Having spent so long in hospital I know what a difference a good medic can make, so after that I’d like to go into medicine or become a vet,” she said.
Her mother, Sarah Wood, said the family was proud of Tabby’s achievements: “The last week has been difficult, with more uncertainty than expected around results, but we’re really pleased that she has achieved such great results and worked so hard at school, alongside her fundraising and volunteering for children like her.
Headmaster Dr Simon Hinchliffe paid tribute to Tabby’s resilience: “We’re all incredibly proud of Tabby and the exceptional person she has become.”
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