WOLFSCASTLE’S Belle Curran in one of the extraordinary children to feature in a special S4C programme that honours and celebrates some of Wales’s bravest children.

The programme, which airs and young people later this month, will give a unique insight into the lives of Belle and other special individuals who have been through the hardest of times but have shown so much courage throughout their darkest days.

Ten-year-old Belle is currently on an emergency waiting list for a lung transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She needs oxygen 24/7, and at night is fed through a tube in her stomach.

“She takes a variety of medications and is vulnerable to infections, so she just goes to mainstream school in the summer. She also uses a wheelchair as walking is too tough and tiring for her,” said Belle’s mum Stella.

"But despite all that, she is such a determined, funny and knowledgeable girl, and nothing will get in her way once she puts her mind to it. She never complains about her health and is extremely positive. "

Belle had a huge surprise during filming when she was whisked backstage at one of her favourite programmes, BBC Masterchef.

She was delighted to see all the behind the scenes action and to meet the crew, including presenters Gregg Wallace and John Torode.

According to presenter, Elin Fflur, meeting Belle and the other amazing youngsters was an extraordinary experience,

“What was common for all of them was that they have all faced extremely difficult situations and it would have been very easy to become completely disheartened,” she said.

“But these young people are very special characters indeed, facing their conditions not only with courage but with a smile and a laugh – these are true heroes.”

As part of the programme, last Sunday, Belle and her family attended a special awards evening at the Stradey Park Hotel where she received a special trophy, designed and created by internationally renowned sculptor and jeweller, Ann Catrin.

Belle’s story will feature on Dathlu Dewrder: Tlws Plant S4C, on Friday, March 22, at 7.30pm.