A TEENAGER whose arm was amputated to help cure her cancer has won a competition after learning to draw with her other hand.

Skye Duncan, who was diagnosed with bone cancer aged 13 last summer, had her arm amputated at the shoulder when chemotherapy failed to halt the disease.

After 10 months of further treatment, the teen, from Gartloch, Glasgow, was declared cancer-free.

Now, her first left-handed picture has won a hospital poster competition run by Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

She said: “I was waiting to get released from hospital and the play staff came in and handed it out and I think I just did it out of boredom, not thinking anything of it, and then my mum got the email saying that I’d won it. She was just ecstatic about it.

“I think it was the first time I really tried drawing with my left hand and it turned out better than I thought it would’ve because I thought it would’ve taken a wee while to get that back.

“Writing only took me weeks, I just kind of went for it and I was impressed with how I did.”

Duncan’s mother Ann, 48, said: “I was over the moon because she hadn’t drawn with her left hand, she just had to learn to write again with her left.

“It was probably just the first picture she drew with her left so to win I just thought was amazing.

“It’s just another wee thing you’re ticking off – every day you’re ticking, she can still do that, she can still do this.

“She just finds a way of just getting back to her old life as best she can.”

Duncan’s last session of chemotherapy was on her 14th birthday in May. To celebrate, the hospital allowed Duncan and her friends to have a pizza and pyjama party on the ward.

Duncan added: “The staff are amazing. They make it much more bearable.”