Alexandra Johnston, who has Ewings Sarcoma Cancer, put out a call for birthday cards recently. The Derry girl, who turned 16 yesterday, was hoping to break a world record for the amount of cards received.
Brave Alexandra, who was first diagnosed in 2013 and given just three months to live, says she wanted to mark the milestone she was told she would not survive to see.
Just days later, cards began flooding in from as far away as America and Australia wishing her well on her New Year’s Day birthday.
Boxes and boxes of cards, messages and presents from strangers sit in her parent’s Claudy home. As she celebrated her birthday yesterday she thanked all those who took time out to wish her well.
“Oh my goodness, I was so overwhelmed by all the cards,” Alexandra said.
“I sat at midnight on the day of my birthday and opened about 170 of them, reading out …