Athena Orchard was a really happy teenager from Leicester. She was only 12-year-old when she collapsed in the kitchen before Christmas in 2013.
The parents were shocked and took her immediately to the nearest hospital where the doctors found out that she had a rare condition.
Athena was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. After this, she immediately underwent a seven-hour operation performed on her spine where the tumor was located. Unfortunately, the procedure had to be followed by chemotherapy that is known to be destructive. Before the treatment, she was normally full of energy and loved sports. Her mother said that surprisingly she could stay really positive even during this harsh period of her life.
She was really strong and fought really long against the ugly disease but unfortunately, soon after she turned 13, it took her life away.