Earlier this year, the Isham family were preparing a party to celebrate the end of 5-year-old Ned’s cancer treatment. That is until they got the news they never expected to hear.
"The chemo hadn’t been working," said mum, Emily. "His bone marrow was 89 per cent full of leukaemia cells."
“Ned’s relapse shows that his type of leukaemia is not responsive to standard chemotherapy,” she continued. “We are now relying on newer treatments that have been discovered.”
This Christmas Ned will be separated from his sisters and new baby brother as he recovers from lifesaving surgery in isolation.
Scientists are determined to discover improved treatment options for kids like Ned. You can help them. Read more.
Please give this Christmas so kids like Ned have effective treatment.