LITTLE Lochgelly girl wonder, Ava Stark, and her family have received the news they were hoping for that she does not need another stem cell transplant.

The now 5 year-old, from Sunnyside Place, went down to the Victoria Hospital on Friday to find out how things were progressing and the little lass, who has played a lead role in promoting the need for stem cell donors UK wide, through the Anthony Nolan Trust, was given a major boost.

Ava, who was only three when she had her transplant after a long wait for a donor, has been having to fight her own battle for good health.

She had inherited bone marrow failure and was at higher risk of developing cancer or leukaemia unless she had a stem cell transplant to allow her immune system to fight off infection and she is continuing to progress.

But the path has been a difficult one although as Ava's mum Marie reported on Facebook everyone is delighted with the latest news: "We are excited to tell everyone Ava is 96 percent Donor and 4 percent Ava.... her counts went back up to 96 overall which means no need for another transplant.

"They want us back in three month to get more tests... blood... ECG... and as long as her counts stay high. So high white... red cell count and high platelets.... we are ready to rock and roll and keep smashing it...

"Absolutely over the moon... honestly we never expected that news today.."

So the next stage of Ava's young life goes into action and her mum and family thank the community for their excellent support throughout the past few years which has helped Ava and them cope with what has been something of a rollercoaster time.