A brave young girl who has triumphed over cancer is preparing to embark on a trip to New York for dedicated therapy, aimed at ensuring the cancer never returns.

At 4-years-old, Ava Bolton is journeying to the renowned city next week. Her family is hopeful that a novel vaccine treatment will provide her with the best opportunity for a lengthy, healthy life.

From Mauchline, East Ayrshire, Ava is celebrating the conclusion of an arduous 18-month battle with the ferocious stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, a considerably rare and intensely aggressive form of childhood cancer. This daunting struggle initially left her with only a 50% chance of survival in the upcoming five years.