Five-year-old battling cancer receives violin and lessons

5 December 2014, 12:04 | Updated: 5 December 2014, 13:32

Kayla St. Laurent, a five-year-old from Canada, has received a very special gift in her fight against cancer - a new violin and violin lessons.

The special gift was donated by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Atlantic Canada. Kayla has been suffering from cancer for the last year.

Kayla's mother, Marie, said that the gift "means a lot to our family and it means a lot to her". She added that after the family were told of Kayla's condition, it wasn't clear if she would make it this far.

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She was presented with the violin by notable local musicians at a special event organised by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Kayla will also receive violin lessons in her hometown next year, as well as playing alongside a youth choir in Moncton, Canada.

When asked what it was that drew her to the violin, she simply responded: "I saw other ones playing it and I thought it was fun."