Swimming lessons help inspiring seven-year-old bounce back after a year in hospital

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An inspiring seven-year-old girl with a rare form of cancer is bouncing back after spending a year in hospital – thanks to her weekly swimming lessons.

Phoebe Lannigan, from Wishaw, North Lanarkshire was diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis – which caused numerous tumours to develop around her body, including her arm, skull and ribs – when she was just two years old.

But Phoebe’s condition didn’t stop her from starting lessons through the national Learn to Swim Framework at Wishaw Sports Centre pool and discovering a love for the sport that has allowed her to make ‘remarkable’ progress to rebuild her health.