Newcastle Wegener's Disease sufferer Ayesha Ahmed has library named after her

In August last year I reported the tragic news that Ayesha Ahmed, a Wegener's Disease sufferer who lived in my neighbourhood, had died following a double lung transplant.

Her name will live on, though, as the school where she was an avid scholar has named their library after her. Ayesha was a student at Heaton Manor School in Newcastle upon Tyne, and then went on to University in Leeds. 

Ayesha Ahmed, Wegener's Disease sufferer, has a library named after her

Ayesha Ahmed, Wegener's Disease sufferer, has a library named after her

Ayesha became ill when she was in her early teens and often had to miss lessons. She would use the school library to catch up with her studies, so it is fitting that a plaque has been erected there to honour her name.

Ayesha is survived by three sisters who either attended the school or still go there.

The idea came from head of sixth form Andy Costello and sixth form tutors Julie Routledge and Viginia Reay-Mills.

Ayesha missed an awful lot of school and would go to the library to catch up. She was inspirational, tenacious and it was heartbreaking when she died.
— Mrs Routledge

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