Hamzah Sadiq (11) - will join Beefy on Tuesday 17 April in Birmingham
Hamzah was just eight years old when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in December 2008. Doctors initially tested Hamzah for meningitis and he was sent for an MRI scan but when it came back clear Hamzah was kept in hospital for observation and further tests. Eventually he was transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital where a bone marrow test revealed that Hamzah had leukaemia.
Mum Riffet says: “Hamzah’s really excited about becoming Beefy’s local hero for Birmingham – I think it is going to give him a real boost. People really need to understand what families like ours have been through because it can be a really traumatic journey.”