Latest update: November 2017
Maisie is now 8 years old and in year 4 at school. She’s loving her new teacher, playing with her friends and she enjoys lots of after-school activities like dance, art and swimming. Outside school, she has a passion for animals and loves her pets (dog, hamster and 7 fish). She wants to be a vet or a famous artist when she grows up or maybe a pop star. Medically, Maisie continues to do well and her hospital check-ups have been reassuring. Psychologically however, she has struggled a bit recently. Being so young at diagnosis, we thought she had little memory of her treatment but memories of being poorly have been triggered by events in the past year and she’s found things difficult at times. The hospital has been great again and Maisie has been supported through this. The treatment for ALL is over two years long, so lots of not-so-nice memories for a little girl and hospital follow ups continue into adulthood. As always, the Children with Cancer UK charity has been amazing. Maisie has been invited along to some lovely events this year. Even when treatment is finished, the charity continues to remember and support the children and their families. Having the opportunity to meet with others who have gone through and still going through the childhood cancer experience has been very helpful to us all. Thank you so much to everyone who supports the charity.
Angela, mum November 2017