Latest update: September is very important to us
Sam finished chemotherapy on 11 April 2017. We were very lucky to celebrate our first day off treatment at Weston Super Mare Grand Day Out, a welfare event organised by Children with Cancer UK. We had a wonderful day on the pier celebrating, going on the rides, eating fish and chips. Sam is thriving off treatment. It took a couple of months for his strength to return and he had a troubled time with a few side effects. A long summer holiday break and a trip to France to see our friends really helped. His hair is really thickening up and he’s started to grow, which he’s very happy about.
One of the highlights over recent months was filming a video for Children with Cancer UK. It was a little translator video to help explain new cancer treatments. The boys loved being in front of the camera and it felt great to be able to help, after all the support the charity has given us.
11 September will mark five months off treatment and I am grateful for every one of those days. Cancer has taught our family to make the most of life.
Tamsin, Sam’s mum (September 2017)