A girl fighting back to health after a growth was found on her brain has pleaded for the return of her lifeline iPhone.

Rose McManus, 12, of Linthwaite, was at a gym class at The Zone in Huddersfield when the phone, bought as a combined Christmas and birthday present, went missing.

Single mum Rebecca, 40, had stretched herself to the limit to pay for the iPhone 6, which cost £51 a month plus a £13 a month for line rental and calls.

The phone is useless to anyone else and Rose has now offered a reward to get it back.

“Whoever has my phone please give it back,” she said. “I really need it 24/7 because I had a big operation last year and if I feel unwell I have to ring my mum.”

Mum Rebecca said: “Rose feels so guilty and thinks I am mad at her. She doesn’t deserve this and just wants the phone back.”

Rose had been feeling unwell and had trembles in one hand and a weakness down one side.

Last January she was rushed to Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax and transferred to Leeds General Infirmary by blue-light ambulance.

A “black mass” was found on her brain and she spent three days in hospital.

She had fluid on her brain and had surgery. The growth is now being carefully monitored.

Brain operation girl, Rose McManus 12 appeals for her iPhone 6s to be returned

Support worker Rebecca said: “The last year has been really tough and she has had a lot to cope with. The phone going missing has really set her back.”

Rebecca, who has two other children Tomas, 15, and Logann, eight, said the phone went missing at a gymnastics class at The Zone in St Andrew’s Road and appealed for it to be handed in.

“Rose had begged for the phone and wanted it so much she was happy for it to be her Christmas and birthday present for the next two years. She didn’t want anything else for her birthday and said she’d just have some friends round for a pizza.”

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Rose can’t trampoline or go on big funfair rides but found she loved gymnastics.

Rebecca paid for insurance but only to cover the phone if it broke or was damaged.

Rebecca said: “Rose wanted this phone so much but now she says she doesn’t want to eat and feels so sick. She just wants her phone back.”

Anyone who finds the phone should hand it in at The Zone or Huddersfield Police Station.

Brain operation girl, Rose McManus 12 appeals for her iPhone 6s to be returned