Aisling's smile hides her brave battle

THIS is the smiling face of Aisling McGuire.Outside the sun is shining, Spring is in the air and worries seem far away.For the bubbly 9-year-old this is a happy and precious moment captured by the camera.

THIS is the smiling face of Aisling McGuire.

Outside the sun is shining, Spring is in the air and worries seem far away.

For the bubbly 9-year-old this is a happy and precious moment captured by the camera.

But today and everyday mum Catherine counts herself lucky her daughter is here at all. Each day she must ensure she and her family does everything it can to keep the youngster healthy.

Aisling suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, an illness for which there is no cure.

Today, as organisers of the Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball announce the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as one of the event's chosen charities, Catherine gives us a moving and poignant insight into living with this most cruel of diseases.