About this blog

Mrs Brown’s Blogs – an honest and frank account of life, family and education. Her blogs provided an emotional outlet for her to tell the world exactly how heartbreaking but also inspiring it is to watch your child go through treatment for cancer.

Blogs written by Kerry

  • Patient Name: Felix
  • Cancer Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
  • Age when diagnosed: 10

The beginning 
On the 28 January 2016 our lives changed forever. On 28 January 2016 everything changed for our family and friends. On 28 January 2016 our 10 year old son, Felix was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
Fast forward seven years and our son is now 17 and doing ...

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How my idea started
Gradually an idea started to grow. I had just started running and was really enjoying doing something for myself so just as Felix finished treatment in April 2019 for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. I applied to run the London Marathon for Children with Cancer UK – a ...

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I wanted to feel something
Today I went for run in the rain. I’m not really a runner and usually steer well clear of rain but today I made a conscious decision to throw myself into the elements. Why? I wanted to feel something.
As Felix nears the end of ...

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Invites bring opportunities for laughter, fun and growth
As a family, we have always had a ‘yes’ policy. If we get an invite, we say ‘yes’ unless there is a reason why we can’t. Invites bring opportunities for laughter, fun and growth – we always, when we can, say yes.
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A big milestone
When you face hard and tough times, milestones can be a saving grace. At the beginning of treatment, we marked the end of each phase of treatment with a celebratory nod. One thousand days of treatment is certainly something to mark in my book!
We knew from ...

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A note for teachers
I know how lucky we are that Felix is starting secondary school today. Childhood Cancer is rare but for whatever reason, Felix is one in 300 children to be diagnosed. If there is a silver lining, yes there is always a silver lining, Felix happened upon ...

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