A courageous child has touched the hearts of South Tyneside and beyond with her amazing story.
Little Imogen Carr has stunned and inspired people everywhere by taking her first steps on a prosthetic limb just 10 weeks after having part of her leg amputated.
The seven-year-old is in the running for a Child of Courage trophy at the Best of South Tyneside Awards - and Gazette readers have been sending their own messages of support praising her bravery and determination.
At a recent fun day, Imogen walked for the first time in public with the help of a frame. Mum Jeni Carr, 27, has been speaking about her daughter's amazing achievement.
She added: "She was determined to not let anything get her down."
Here are some of your messages to Imogen from the Shields Gazette Facebook page:
Sandra Connolly: "Amazing achievement in such a short time. A very deserving candidate for this award."
Pat Payn: "Fabulous. Well done Imogen. You’re one determined, amazing, beautiful little girl! All your family must be so proud of you."
Bobbie Branley- Speirs: "Amazing."
Doreen Thompson: Wishing you great success your amazing."
Jean Broughton McDonald: "Wishing you every success you brave young lady."
Lyn Carney: "Think us 'grown -up's' need to take a leaf out of your book Imogen."
Jackie Evans: "You're amazing, your a very brave young lady wishing you a lifetime of success."
Maureen Hardy: "You brave, beautiful girl well done."
Maureen Allen: "You're very brave Imogen."
Natasha Rowell: "Amazing young lady."