My name is Paul and I am a very proud dad to three beautiful girls – Cherri, Casey and Shanie.
When our first daughter Cherri had just turned three, my wife Donna and I had our world turned upside down when our little girl was diagnosed with leukaemia. Cherri had been ill for a couple of months with what our doctor thought were just repeated viral infections. Then one day she literally didn’t get off the sofa. She didn’t move, eat or drink all day.
We live with my parents-in-law, John and Debbie. It was when John got home that he took one look at Cherri, declared enough was enough and we went straight to our local A & E in Poole. The next day we knew – we knew it was leukaemia – we were sent to Southampton Hospital and Donna and Cherri then spent the next 10 weeks living on a hospital ward. Cherri was amazing.