As a child, Sam was quite often ill
We were regular visitors to the local doctors surgery but after regular treatments of antibiotics for chest, throat and ear infections, we insisted on blood tests. My wife Amanda is medically trained and wasn’t happy it was just everyday childhood infections. Sam was very lethargic and appeared to suffer from excessive bruising, both signs of leukaemia that Amanda recognised.
Our worst fears came true in April 2000 when, the day after Sam visited the doctors for blood tests, we got the call for us BOTH to see the doctor. That afternoon appointment changed our lives and turned things upside down.