Mike, 44, and Aster Mullins, 41, have hailed their three-and-a-half-year -old son Andrew’s recovery as “a miracle” after an 18-month battle with the rare and aggressive high-risk neuroblastoma. “An evil creature, a demonic monster was inside our baby. It had one goal and that was to kill,” said Mike.

Andrew was diagnosed with the disease at 17 months old. The boy from Buncrana, Co Donegal, was already in the fourth and final stage of the cancer, with a thick “tentacled” tumour over 8in long wrapped around his spine. Tests at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin revealed the cancer was in 90% of his bone marrow and had spread to every bone in his body except those in his hands and feet. (Examiner) >