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 everything he should be doing. He is studying his A Levels to pursue a career in education, he’s taking driving lessons to gain another step towards independence and enjoying the freedom of being a teen. Looking at him you would not know what he endured for 1184 days.
The memories of what our young, innocent son went through to get to where he is now are still raw. The pain, the anguish, the distress of countless rounds of chemotherapy, the lumbar punctures and the hospital stays – these memories still trigger my emotions. That feeling of helplessness as he struggled with the pain and the emotional impact of the treatment will stay with me forever.