Update on Liam, age 14
Liam will be 15 in June. He has recently had his yearly oncology check-up at the hospital and all is well.
He is now eight years into full remission and has been told that, all being well, they will discharge him when he is 18. They want to make sure he gets through his teenage years okay. It’s hard to believe that when that happens we will have been doing the whole hospital thing for 15 years.
He is in Year 10 at school and is working towards next year’s GCSEs. He recently passed his Grade 2 in guitar with a merit, has moved up to the Explorer Scouts and has started the Scouts Young Leader programme which includes helping out with the cubs. He also fits in a weekly paper round. And he is living it up, as I write, on a school trip to Morocco… He leads the life of Riley.
All in all, touch wood, his health is really good, and long may it go on. Here’s a photo of him with his dad last Christmas – he is changing so much and so quickly at the moment, we are sure he grows in his sleep!