Hannah’s bright light will continue to shine HAPPY: Newcastle Knights player Trent Hodkinson with Hannah Rye at the Kurri Kurri High School formal. Picture: Sarah Blanch Photography
INSTA: @trent_hodkinson I had the honour to dedicate my round 3 #tren7skickforkids To Hannah who loves the Knights, and was able to meet her and her family after the game. A huge thank you to @adidasau @iscsport @petresortsau and Domayne Kotara for Hannah’s goody bag.
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facebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappThe parents of Mt Vincent teenager HannahRye, who lost her courageous battle with cancer this week, said it has been a privilege and an honour to be her parents.
Racheal Rye said her daughter’s light will continue to shine and her legacy will be profound.
Hannah stole everyone’s hearts when she was escorted to her formal last month by Knights playerTrent Hodkinson.
Mrs Rye said her daughter was a very special soul.
“She shined so very brightly with a smilethat just lit up a nation.
“We have had the most incredible past 14 weeks completing everything on her wish list–Great Barrier Reef, New Zealand and her school formal,” Mrs Rye said.
“She wished to pass away peacefully at home with us by her side and it has beenourhonour and privilege to be her parents.
“Her light will continue to shine and her legacy will be profound,” Mrs Rye said.
Kurri Kurri High School broke the news to the community on Facebook.
“As you are aware we lost our beautiful Hannah last night. We will all be grieving and I ask for you all to be kind to one another and help support our students and community through this tough time. If anyone feels they need time out or someone to talk to please see a teacher and ask for help,” the post said.
The school has provided support to Hannah and her family since she was diagnosed withEwing’s Sarcomawhen she was just 13-years-old.
Earlier this year Hannah and her NRL partner were guests of honour at a special Year 10 formal whichwas brought forwardwhennews came that Hannah’s health was deteriorating.
At the time her schoolprincipal Tracey Breese, said the formal was the result of anoverwhelming community and school effort and one that wouldcreate many beautiful memories for Hannah and her family.
“She was the star of the show and all her friends were cheering and so happy that she was able to go to the event.She certainly brought a smile to my face,” Hodkinson said of the formal.
“This has been so good for Hannah and her family and bringing awareness to Ewing’s Sarcoma.Hannah and her family are such brave and strong people.”
Friends rallied to make over the family’s garden while they were recently in New Zealandvisiting relatives.Family friend and backyard makeover coordinator Annette Wade said manypeople were touched by Hannah’s story and ralliedto help.The idea was to raise spirits and funds to help ease the Rye family burden, while Hannah’sdad wasoff work to spend with her.
Hannah keeps smiling even in toughest timesSanta’s big shave for HannahMount Vincent community surprises cancer sufferer Hannah Rye with backyard makeover INSTA: @trent_hodkinson I had the honour to dedicate my round 3 #tren7skickforkids To Hannah who loves the Knights, and was able to meet her and her family after the game. A huge thank you to @adidasau @iscsport @petresortsau and Domayne Kotara for Hannah’s goody bag.