Super Finley’s Journey
Super Finley’s mum has written with such feeling about Finley’s journey, that we wanted you to read the story from her…
“In March 2020, four days before the first national COVID lockdown was announced, our son Finley (Finnie for short), was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. He was admitted to the children’s oncology ward for three years of intense treatment, beginning with chemotherapy.
“Finnie is a bright child. He understood the seriousness of his illness and we have always been honest with him. From that point on (age 7) Finnie grew up beyond his years and faced his illness head on. He has attended school throughout and has developed extraordinary strategies for coping with it all. His dream is to become a paediatric oncology doctor as he feels his empathy, compassion and open nature will make the difference to other young people fighting this cruel disease.
“Finnie’s strength and determination to fight this disease has been our inspiration. He has shown an amazing spirit and such courage. The impact that he has made has astounded us.”
Super Finley’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
Finley’s special requests for making his shoes unique to him were Thomas the Tank Engine, The Flash, a sea turtle, and his name, Finnie. Super Artist Sianne made an amazing job of them, and Finley’s mum wrote to us after he’d received them:
“Thank you so very much for the incredible Supershoes gifted to Finnie in July! He was absolutely thrilled and wore them to celebrate the end of his treatment in style!”
You deserve a celebration, Finley!