Newport girl battling cancer meets David Hasselhoff

Hoff and Libby A brave Newport girl who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in October has had some famous visitors at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales in recent months.Libby Fussell, 12, was diagnosed with the brain tumor, which was made up of a combination of two different types of cancer, on October 31, 2014. She had two operations in November to remove the tumor and began her first week of radiotherapy and chemotherapy last week. Among the visitors Libby has had at hospital are Baywatch star David Hasselhoff, Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton, and the Cardiff City footballers.

Libby’s mother, Sarah, said, “David Hasselhoff brought in Christmas presents in November and she really enjoyed speaking to him. He was singing songs from Les Misérables to her and she loved that, as she is in the Young Venture Players’ drama group in Newport. She’s very at ease with people and very easygoing. She’s going to kick cancer's butt.”

Libby is currently in a wheelchair, having partially lost the use of the left-hand side of her body, and is receiving extensive physiotherapy at the University Hospital for Wales.To read Libby’s blog, visit

Source: South Wales Argus