First time parents Sheyne and Diego, had a difficult pregnancy. At 39 weeks Sheyne was immobilised in hospital until little Dasha came into the world. Even though the safe arrival of their precious baby girl was considered a miracle, Dasha had a growing variety of health issues. A scan one Mother’s Day revealed the news no parent wants to hear.
At just 2 years old, Dasha was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, the most common type of solid tumour for children under the age of 5.
Suddenly Sheyne was helpless. “I couldn’t get it out of my head that one day my baby would die. For the first time, things were out of my control,” she said.
But thanks to breakthroughs in scientific research, Dasha is now almost 5, the tumour is stable, not aggressive and hasn’t spread.