Lauren, from Bradley Stoke, was just four years old when she began to show symptoms becoming withdrawn and prone to falling asleep all the time. When doctors ordered an urgent blood test Lauren was admitted to Bristol Children’s Hospital where it emerged that she had leukaemia. Thankfully Lauren has responded well to treatment and has been in remission since January 2009.
Proud Mum Nicki says: “Lauren had a fab day and is really excited to be part of this campaign. Seeing her in the chair having her hair and make-up done was really overwhelming. The transition from the little girl she was three years ago is incredible and of course there were times when we didn’t know we’d get to this stage. Now she’s a normal, healthy, glowing nine year old – my husband Steve and I are just brimming with pride!”