In July 2017, within a moment, our lives were changed forever when our daughter Mia Pyari was diagnosed with a childhood cancer, infantile acute lymphoblastic leukaemia also known as ALL. This was truly devastating and shocking news for us. Mia was only 7 months old at the time. It was like an earthquake hit our lives. This really is the nightmare every parent could possibly imagine but for us it’s now a reality. Mia has spent the next 9 months of her very young life undergoing intensive chemotherapy, along with many invasive procedures at Birmingham Children’s Hospital
. These left her very sick and distressed as a small baby, at times spending weeks confined within the hospital or isolation rooms, craving some company or fresh air. Due to the nature of her treatment and constant low immune system, she was rarely allowed to go home so, as her parents, we cared for Mia around the clock staying night after night at hospital.