Super Suki’s Journey
Suki was diagnosed with leukaemia in January 2017, at the age of 4. Suki was pretty poorly in the run-up to diagnosis and desperately ill in the month or so before.
After several inconclusive GP appointments, her parents contacted their local hospital in desperation. They were given an appointment the following day. Suki was diagnosed within an hour and she didn’t go home for five weeks. Her parents were so convinced about what was wrong that her bags were packed in the car in preparation for being admitted. And so her cancer journey began…
The first 8 months of treatment were particularly tough, with Suki suffering many side effects and subsequent delays in treatments. There have been numerous admissions and hospital stays within the last two years, and due to her suppressed immunity can still face a hospital admission at any time.
Suki has missed out on so much and as a family have been unable to enjoy special days and celebrations together. Christmas 2016 she was desperately ill prior to diagnosis, last Christmas she was in hospital as an inpatient as a result of an infection due to her suppressed immunity.
As things stand, Suki is responding well to treatment so far, but it has been a tough journey…
Following Suki’s diagnosis her parents became aware of Childhood Cancer Awareness month in September. It was then they felt compelled to use their own personal experiences as a way to explain some of the many impacts that cancer has on a young person’s life and the way it affects so many people around them. The Sukistar blog was created to highlight the wide range of costs and implications of having a child with cancer. https://www.facebook.com/suk1st4r/
Super Suki’s Diagnosis
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) is the most common form of leukaemia in children under the age of 14, affecting around 400 each year. Find out more about Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
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