THE parents of a schoolgirl who died last week after a brave fight with cancer have paid tribute to their ‘bright, bubbly and happy’ daughter.
Caroline and Steve Bolger said their world was a better place with daughter Olivia around.
The 15-year-old, of Marston Road, Broadwater, died on August 31.
Months after starting Davison High School in 2011, Olivia underwent an operation to fuse her spine, after being diagnosed with scoliosis.
The operation was a success but during a scan the following year, to check on the progress of her recovery, a tumour was found on her kidney. Despite its removal and the initial hope that the cancer had been caught early, further scans revealed it had spread to her lungs.
The family said: “Olivia was a really lovely, bubbly, friendly, happy girl. Everyone really loved her. She made the place all the better for her being here and it’s very sad.”
To read the full tribute, see the Worthing Herald, Thursday, September 11.