London, Dec 26 (ANI): Wayne and Coleen Rooney changed their Christmas plans to keep a hospital vigil over for her desperately ill little sister Rosie.
The soccer ace and his wife Coleen have frequently visited the 11-year-old, who suffers from a rare brain disorder.
Rosie was taken into intensive care at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, on Monday with a problem linked to Rett Syndrome - a brain condition that means she is unable to walk or talk.
She was transferred to a regular ward the following day but doctors are still monitoring her closely.
Rosie was rushed into an intensive care unit in Liverpool on Monday when her condition deteriorated badly, The Sun reports.
Yesterday Wayne joined Coleen in Christmas Day prayers for her sick little sister.
"They changed their Christmas plans to make sure they were there for Rosie as often as possible. Coleen has been going every day and Wayne has been two or three times," a family friend said last night.
"They were extremely worried when she was in intensive care and are still deeply concerned about her condition. The whole family are praying she gets better soon."
Wayne and Coleen had been looking forward to spending their first Christmas with baby Kai, born last month. But they have also made plenty of time for Rosie.
"They are keeping their fingers crossed that Rosie will improve soon. It's been tough on the whole family seeing her like this over Christmas," a friend said.
A spokesman for Wayne and Coleen said last night: "Rosie is receiving the best treatment possible from the wonderful team that have helped to look after her over the years." (ANI)