A lump was forming in Elizabeth’s left eye
My daughter, Elizabeth, was born on 20 December 2004 – the day that London submitted the bid for the Olympics. Elizabeth’s birth date qualifies her for the 2012 Children’s Promise and she took part in the opening ceremony of the Paralympics.
Just after her first birthday, we noticed that a lump was forming in her left eye. After a couple of appointments with an eye consultant and just before she was due to be transferred to Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, we were told that she had been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).
Elizabeth was immediately transferred to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where she spent the following few weeks.