Nine years cancer free
Emma is nine years cancer free, I can’t believe how quickly it has gone. In these last five years Emma has had three scares. Now Emma just has regular check-ups and has CT scans to check the liver. These last nine years have been truly amazing, watching Emma grow into a lovely young girl, though these years haven’t been easy for Emma.
She has severe profound high pitch frequency hearing loss in both ears, she has vision and focus problems with both eyes, she has learning disabilities and gets a lot of help at school with a teaching assistant, speech and language therapy and a teacher for the deaf.
She suffers with aches and pains in her legs and back, the doctors believe this is because the cancer was in these parts of the body and the chemotherapy did damage to the bones, so she still uses her wheelchair when needed. Over the years she has seen so many different doctors and departments, from child physiologist, physiotherapy, audiology, oncology, respiratory clinic, ophthalmology, eye clinic, to name just a few.
But despite all her side-effects, she is a happy healthy 12 year old little girl; she has a lot of friends in school and out of school. She tries extra hard with school and with the help of everyone, Emma does keep up.