A school formal is a big moment for any young woman, but for Hannah Rye it was something she could have only dreamed of.
The teenager from Mount Vincent in the Hunter, who has terminal cancer, was escorted to her Kurri Kurri High School formal by Newcastle Knights player Trent Hodkinson.
It’s the sound every surfer fears, the triple horn blowing as they sit out in the water making everyone aware a shark is near, but that’s exactly what happened to Mick Fanning and co at Jefferys Bay in South Africa.
The two met in 2016 when Hodkinson dedicated his kicks to Hannah as part of the “Tren7’s Kick for Kids” initiative.
Hannah was diagnosed with aggressive cancer Ewing’s sarcoma in 2015 when she was 13. 
She underwent an intense and gruelling course of chemotherapy and had been cleared of cancer for only five months before the illness returned.
Hannah is a big Newcastle Knights fan and was very happy to walk into …