Ryan Tubridy gives good news update on Toy Show's Saoírse Ruane

By Sarah Finnan

February 23, 2021 at 12:19pm

Ryan Tubridy gives good news update on Toy Show's Saoírse Ruane

Eight-year-old Saoírse Ruane was amongst one of many talented boys and girls to have made an appearance on last year's Toy Show. Telling Ryan of how she lost her leg to cancer, she won viewers over with her new unicorn-adorned prosthetic leg.

Later filling us all in on her three biggest wishes - to be on the Toy Show, to be walking by Christmas and to go on a family holiday - Saoírse managed to tick all three off the list (the last one with a little help from her friends at Aer Lingus). And she's only gone and impressed us all yet again.

Giving a little update on how Saoírse is keeping these days, Ryan was the bearer of good news, telling listeners to his RTÉ Radio 1 show that the Galway youngster has learned how to cycle her bike again.

Speaking on radio earlier this morning, Tubs said:

"Saoírse has conquered one of the most joyful skills of life, and she's learned to ride her bike again.

"Just when you think, 'Oh God, I have to watch Netflix again' - you don't. Just reflect on these little micro-victories that are happening around the country of people who are doing things that mean so much in their world. Like Saoírse, who has learned to cycle her bike again with her new prosthetic."

Sharing a video of Saoírse in action over on Instagram, her mam Roseanna said that she is so proud of her little girl.

"So many emotions this week but PROUD being the main one as Saoírse spent midterm learning to ride her bicycle again.

"To us she is UNSTOPPABLE, INSPIRATIONAL, COURAGEOUS and as the song says.... 'This girl is on fire'."


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The inspiration behind last year's Toy Show fundraiser, Saoírse inadvertently helped to rack up over €6million in donations for the charity appeal.

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