Abigail is now 19 years old – she was diagnosed with leukaemia when she was two – and she tells us her story:
“17 years ago I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), I was two and half years old. Four weeks later, after my first blast of intense chemotherapy, I went into remission.
I then spent three years going through chemotherapy until I had the final all-clear that the cancer cells had gone.
I lost my hair within four weeks of starting treatment and pretty much spent the majority of my childhood in hospital.
Many people say to me ‘I bet you can’t remember it now’, but sadly I do remember a lot of it. I still have to visit hospital once a year for check-ups and will have to continue this for the rest of my life.