A student who battled through chemotherapy and radiotherapy has achieved great marks in his GCSEs.

In 2014 Connah's Quay High School Student Luke Edison was taken to hospital, where doctors discovered he had four brain tumours.

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And despite missing a lot of school as he underwent treatment, 16-year-old Luke was delighted to find he has achieved a string of A* and A grades when he collected his GCSE results on Thursday.


He told the Leader: "The doctors found I had four tumours - at the time I was 12-years-old and it was a big shock to me.

"They put a shunt (a thin tube) in my head to relieve the pressure on my brain and I was very ill the next day.

"I stayed in hospital for a few weeks until I started chemotherapy - chemotherapy was very hard. It made me very ill.

"I had four sessions of chemotherapy at Alder Hey Hospital and then 35 days of radiotherapy at Clatterbridge Hospital.

"All staff at both hospitals were very helpful."

His mum Karen told the Leader: "We took it one day at a time and Luke was amazing.

"We're just so proud of him."

Despite being in hospital Luke tried to keep up with his school work - his efforts resulting in him receiving a Dee 106.3 local hero award in 2015, which was sponsored by King's School.

His dad Lee said: "He was always driven and he always smiled throughout the treatment - he has never complained.

"One of his reactions when he went back to school was that he might have dropped a few sets but that wasn't the case at all."

Luke said he was pleased to be able to return to school, adding: "I did half days to start with - it was nice to see my friends and get away from the hospital.

"My ex-head of year Wyn Pritchard came to see me which was very nice and my form teacher Sophie Parry raised money for a Ferrari to take me to the Dee 106.3 awards."

On his results - which included two A*s, four As, four Bs and two Cs - he added: "I was very pleased - I am hoping to go on to sixth form and study physics, chemistry, maths and business."

Following Luke's treatment, Lee raised £2,500 for children's cancer charities and his employer at the time - Marshall Aviation - donated £7,000 to Alder Hey Hospital and £1,000 to the charity Chicks.

Luke added he has had support from a number of charities including Chicks, which arranged for him to visit Anfield, and Make a Wish, which arranged for him to cook alongside Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor.

Mr and Mrs Edison added the were also very grateful for the support of Julie Manley, a member of staff at Luke's school. Luke continues to take medication following his treatment and undertakes six-monthly MRI scans.