The 12-year-old girl whose mother died last month at Dreamworld is back at school.
Close family friend Sandra Brookfield told the Courier Mail, Kate Goodchild, who lost her life when the Thunder River Rapids Ride malfunctioned, would be so proud of her daughter, Ebony.
'They’re all still really struggling, but Ebony is quite a mature 12-year-old and she’s got such broad shoulders,' Mr Brookfield said.
'She's been really strong for her father and she's trying to be a mother to her baby sister.'
Brookfield told Daily Mail Australia in October that Ebony was carrying feelings guilt over her mother's death.
'She wanted to go to Dreamworld, it was her decision. She's carrying some guilt because she wanted to go on that particular ride,' Ms Brookfield told Daily Mail Australia.
'It was suppose to be a beautiful fun day for them all.'