Q &A session
Q. It’s your 5th year off treatment on the 20th September – how does that feel and how are you going to mark the occasion?
A. It’s a great feeling. I’m going to celebrate by going to Ciao Bella with my family for steak and lemon sorbet!
Q. What has changed in your life?
A. Because I’ve gone through this at such a young age, I feel I have grown up much more quickly than anyone else my age. I am very aware of when I feel ill and towards the end of my treatment I began to suffer with anxiety.
Q. Do you have any long term side effects?
A. I have anxiety and worry when I’m not feeling well and worry about being ill.
Q. What would you like to do when you are older?
A. I would like to work in TV and film as a costume designer.
Q. Do you have any advice for other children currently being treated for cancer?
A. Try not to worry and trust the doctors and your parents to look after you. If you’re at GOSH and you feel like eating, get a takeaway from Ciao Bella (a restaurant at the end of Great Ormond Street where we used to go when I had some of my appointments and where my parents used to get takeaways from when I had my longer stays in hospital). It will make you feel better!
Q. Why do you think funding childhood cancer research is so important?
A. Because research works and more children’s lives are being saved because of it.
Q. What message would you like to give to anyone considering supporting Children with Cancer UK?
A. Please support the charity – you will be helping to save a child’s life.
Molly, September 2018