SCHOOLS across Gwent will be filled with daisies in memory of a teen who died from a rare form of cancer.

Daisy Wyatt’s mother Sarah Griffiths from Pontllanfraith wants to turn her grief into something positive by fundraising in memory of her daughter.

Daisy was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, Ewing Sarcoma, in July 2015 when she was 12-years-old.

“She was a fit and healthy little girl,” her mum Sarah Griffiths said. “It came totally out of the blue.”

Daisy’s symptoms began as a spasm in her legs and pain in her hip. Mrs Griffiths and her husband Leighton took her to Nevill Hall Hospital, and it was there she had an X-Ray which revealed a mass on her pelvis.

“She was sent to the Birmingham orthopaedic hospital and that is where she was diagnosed,” her mum added.

Daisy went on to have chemotherapy, proton treatment in America, a major operation and overcame it all to be given the all clear.

But just three weeks later the family were told the devastating news that masses had been found on her lungs. She died on May 1 last year, aged just 14.

Since her death the family have tried to use Daisy’s positive outlook on life in their own lives.

Mrs Griffiths said: “Even when Daisy was suffering from bone cancer we looked at the positive side and said we are on an emotional rollercoaster and we will get to the end of it because we never saw that she wasn’t going to get through it.

“I had to keep going for her and for my family.”

But she also said it had been a “horrendous” time. “It has been really difficult, but I have two other boys and I have to keep going for them and keep them positive,” she added.

“We just cherish our memories and I caught every moment of her life in photographs and videos. “That’s what keeps us going.

“It has made us stronger and we are unbreakable, we have survived this we can survive anything.

“We just smile and know that she is everywhere around us and we remain positive because that’s what she would have wanted.”

Mrs Griffiths is holding Daisy Day today to raise money for the charity Dreams & Wishes.

Children in schools across Gwent will be wearing something with daises or something that makes them smile in return for a £1 donation to the charity.

Daisy’s eight-year-old brother Zak has been selling daily items on a stall at his school, Ynysddu Primary School, where they will mark the occasion alongside 25 other schools across Gwent.

Mrs Griffiths is an ambassador for Dreams & Wishes and has raised £10,000 for the charity since Daisy died.

A bereavement group called Beautiful Smiles, which is run by the charity, was also set up in memory of Daisy and two other girls.

“Daisy would be chuffed to bits,” Mrs Griffiths said of the charity work.

“It has been traumatic and I wouldn’t wish this on any other parent, but we are carrying on her legacy and that keeps me going.

“Everyone adored her and loved her and I think it is important for her friends to remember the happy days and how lovely she was rather than being sad.”

Mrs Griffiths added: “Daisy was a gift to me for 14 years. She was born on Christmas Eve and I always said she was the best Christmas present ever.

“I am blessed that I had 14 beautiful years of life with her.”