Brave Bella gears up for the Logies
BELLA Harry will spend part of the weekend shopping in Brisbane for a dress to wear on the red carpet at the Australia television industries night of nights, the Logies.
The rest of the weekend the Bli Bli resident will spend in-and-out of hospital and doctors appointments as she continues to receive treatment for an aggressive cancer.
The active, healthy teenager's world was rocked when she was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in her knee in January 2015.
Her life changed overnight from netball and nippers to doctors appointments, hospital visits and chemotherapy.
She had six months of chemotherapy, followed by surgery to remove her right femur with a "gold" rod, then a further chemotherapy for the remainder of the year and six weeks radiation.
Scans in January showed the cancer was in her hip and should and she is once again undergoing chemotherapy treatments, with surgery to replace her hip and shoulder bone later this year.
But one thing that didn't change was Bella's enthusiasm and optimistic attitude.
And it was her can do approach that saw her get selected as only of on three patients of the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital to rub shoulders with the stars at the TV Week Logie Awards Night for Juiced TV.
She had to audition for a spot by submitting a 30 second audition tape including the top question they would ask celebrities on the carpet.
Bella is no stranger to rubbing shoulders with celebrities. Last year she met Johnny Depp.
Juiced TV creator and Executive Producer Pip Russell says this experience will help make the patients feel like the stars they really are.
"The opportunity for our three patients to meet some of their biggest idols on the red carpet is a money can't buy experience, and will take their minds off their time in hospital", Ms Russell said.
Bella's mum, Emma, couldn't believe her daughter was selected.
"Bella is beyond excited. Last year was huge for all of us, and this is shaping up to be another big one with treatment and surgery".
"The chance for a trip away and for Bella to have her make up done and get all dressed up means so much. Who knows when she'll get the chance to do that again" she said.
Bella has also been able to return to school at St John's College in Nambour.
"Its goof for her to be back at school," Mrs Harry said.
"She has a three week break before the next round of chemo."