Isaac & his mum, Liz
Children with Cancer UK actively raises and invests money for vital specialist research to save the life of every child and young person with cancer and keep their family together.
More than 4,000 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK. One of those children was Isaac.
Isaac had been suffering from backache since December 2015. Blood tests, examinations and X-rays didn’t show anything out of the ordinary, so doctors weren’t at first able to ascertain what was wrong with him. Eventually, an MRI scan and bone marrow biopsy confirmed that Isaac had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia – the most common type of childhood leukaemia. Five phases of treatment followed, which took more than three years. Isaac has shown remarkable courage and joy and has matured in confidence beyond his years.
Thankfully, in May 2019 Isaac was able to ring the end of treatment bell and celebrate saying goodbye to cancer, which was a wonderful and emotional moment for him and his family.
“We are grateful to the hospital staff and the work of charities like Children with Cancer UK – which works hard to improve cure rates, reduce treatment side effects and also provides special days out for families affected by cancer.”
Isaac’s mum, Liz
Your support helps Children with Cancer UK to fund new ways of treating young cancer patients and develop less toxic treatments. This will really help children like Isaac.