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A day in the life of Laraib

24 hours in the life of a child with cancer

  • 7am

    Hi, I'm Laraib and this is my new life

    My name is Laraib and I’m ten years old. I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia with an abl2 translocation in February 2017. I have been told I am the only person in the country with this type of cancer.

  • 8am

    Breakfast, my morning medicine routine and getting ready for my daily trip to the hospital

    My daily morning routine has changed a lot and I often have no appetite or feel sick at breakfast time now.

  • 10am

    Our daily trip to the hospital

    I have to go to Birmingham Children’s Hospital every day to receive treatment and have lots of tests done.

  • 11am

    How I've always liked to have fun

    I loved to bake and garden before my treatment started.

  • Midday

    Visiting my school :-)

    This is the first time I’ve been to school for a long time.

  • 2pm

    My daily tablets and community nurses

    Tablets and medication are now a big part of my life.

  • 4pm

    Beads of courage

    These are my beads of courage and this is what each bead means.

  • 6pm

    Family time- a highlight of my day :-)

    Cancer means I have to stay indoors now.

  • 7.30pm

    My favourite quote

    Everyone should learn to dance in the rain.