Super Ronnie’s Journey
During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we’re sharing with you the story of Super Ronnie. Ronnie was 7 when he was first diagnosed with a Stage 4 Wilms’ tumour (kidney cancer). During lockdown, he went through 40 rounds of chemotherapy, 2 major operations to remove the tumour and a lesion on his lung, and 8 rounds of radiotherapy. Ronnie was determined to keep the other children on his ward smiling, and himself busy, so he cheered everyone up by playing his beloved ukelele.
Super Ronnie’s Diagnosis
Around 90 children are diagnosed with renal (kidney) tumours every year in the UK. Of these approx 80 are Wilms' tumour. Find out more about Wilms Tumour
Ronnie’s ukelele of course featured on his Supershoes, along with Leeds United, another passion of Ronnie’s.