AN Intensive Care Nurse has been risking her health on the front line, two years after completing chemotherapy for cancer.

Laura Lynne McDermott, 29, was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma three years ago, pausing her nursing degree just three weeks short of graduation to undertake chemotherapy.

Now Laura, fully qualified and cancer free, is working on the front line in Queen Elizabeth University Hospital’s ICU until to help others recover from COVID-19.

Mum Lynne said: “It’s an understatement when me and her dad call her a superhero.

“I was so pleased that she was able to go back and finish her degree.

“Working as a nurse in ICU has always been her dream job and now she’s able to do that.”

Laura’s family were worried about her decision to work so closely with coronavirus cases, having only had finished chemotherapy two year ago but Laura’s determination to help others rose above.

Lynne said: “We were all worried about her being in close contact with the virus, but she told us that she was fine to work and that she was being protected at work too.

“She just said to us that she doesn’t want to be anywhere else, she wants to save lives.

And the lockdown didn’t help else Laura’s parents concerns, with being unable to see their at-risk daughter increasing anxiety.

“The first few weeks were hell. We were speaking through the phone and everything but we couldn’t see her.

“We’ve now been able to see her while socially distancing which has brought us a lot of piece of mind.

“Superhero isn’t a word that is strong enough for Laura and she’s a hero to her kids too, we can’t describe how proud of her we are.”

Nadine Lamont, 31 from Maryhill, is a children’s cancer nurse at The Royal Hospital for Children at QEUH who organised parcels and donations for children and parents in the unit.

Mum Pauline Lamont nominated her daughter for the amazing work she has been doing to help kids in need, with many unable to take visitors outside of parents or leave the hospital.

She said: “She uses donations to create snack trollies and give out things like toiletries to children who aren’t able to get out of the ward.

“The work she is doing is so much more than she needs to be doing, it’s amazing and I’m so proud.”

Nadine has been hard at work organising collections, which are cleaned down and isolated for 72 hours before being handed out, with Pauline looking after her three children while she is hard at work.

“She has always wanted to be a nurse so to see her doing something like this, it’s a credit to her, she deserves to be recognised for it.”

Caroline Cormack has many reason to be proud during the coronavirus lockdown, with an entire family full of key workers helping others in a difficult time.

She said: “My daughter Nicole works for HSPC under Glasgow City Council as well as volunteering for shifts at Antonine House.

“It’s hard work for her, it’s things like having to boil her clothes to disinfect them that shows how much she is risking, it’s tough work.

“It definitely runs in the family - my son-in-law, Nicole’s partner Jamie, works in the cleansing and my other son-in-law, Shaun, is a porter in the hospitals.

“Jordan, my son also works at Wheatly House for the council too.

“I’m so proud of my entire family, I can’t say thanks enough to them all.”

Caroline said she uses the clap on Thursday nights to pay homage to all of her family members.

She said: “I clap every Thursday for everyone but I’m always thinking about my family.

“They are all worthy of recognition for working during this difficult time to help others, risking their lives to make sure everything is going well and people are cared for.

“I really couldn’t be prouder of every single one of them.”