Scholar recognized with huge tumor after trainer recommends eye take a look at

A trainer unwittingly saved the lifetime of a 6-year-old scholar after urging her to get a watch take a look at – which revealed a large mind tumor. 

Nia Ferris, 31, seen one thing was improper with Evie Hughes’ imaginative and prescient and suggested her dad and mom to seek the advice of an optician in case she wanted glasses. 

However they had been shocked to be instructed their daughter was utterly blind in a single eye due to a slow-growing tumor which had most likely been there since beginning. 


Evie was rushed to Alder Hey Youngsters’s Hospital in Liverpool, the place she underwent emergency surgical procedure this week to take away the expansion. 

Ferris, a trainer at Ysgol Morfa Nefyn college in Gwynedd, north west Wales, stated she was shocked to appreciate the issue was all the way down to a tumor. 

“I noticed one thing in one among her eyes,” she stated. “I would not say it was lazy – nevertheless it wasn’t pointing in the identical path as the opposite. 

“I let her father know when he got here to select her up that day and stated he ought to most likely get it checked out on the opticians,” she stated. “Clearly I used to be completely shocked to seek out out that it was a mind tumor.” 

Her dad and mom Heather, 33, and Geraint, 36, have praised Ferris for her actions. 

“Her trainer identified that one among her eyes was a bit slower responding when she regarded round,” Heather stated. “We hadn’t seen. We went to see the opticians on Tuesday to see if she wanted glasses. We had been then instructed that she was utterly blind in her left eye.”

“They instructed us the attention might be going to remain like that as a result of the optic nerve has gone utterly pale due to the tumor,” she stated. “The docs instructed us the tumor has most likely been there since she was born, however has been slow-growing.” 

After a spell in Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital in Bangor, Evie was transferred to Alder Hey Youngsters’s Hospital, in Liverpool, final Friday. 

She is scheduled to bear surgical procedure to take away the tumor this week. 


Regardless of the sudden change and the seriousness of the analysis, Heather stated Evie has been “so courageous.” 

“She is ok in herself in the intervening time,” she stated. “Then it will be an extended highway to restoration. The college has been very good. They’ve been sending us messages to investigate cross-check Evie day by day and so they alerted us to the issue within the first place. It may have been lots worse had they not noticed it, so we won’t thank them sufficient.” 

Inside three days an internet crowd-funding marketing campaign had raised almost $1,000 to help the household, who reside in Pen Llŷn, north west Wales. 

Heather added that they’d been left in disbelief on the stage of response. 

“We won’t imagine the response. Angela Jenkinson, who runs Rainbows Pwllheli [a girls play group], the place Evie goes as soon as per week, began the crowd-funding web page,” she stated. “If, by some miracle, there’s any cash left after Evie leaves hospital, then we are going to donate it to Alder Hey and the Ronald McDonald charity.”

“As a college, we want Evie a fast restoration and hope that she can be again in school quickly,” Nia Wyn Williams, headteacher at Ysgol Morfa Nefyn, stated. 

“Evie is a very talked-about pupil and all the youngsters and employees miss her smile and her full of life persona,” she stated.