Maisie Whitworth (4) - will join Beefy on Sunday 15 April in Manchester
Maisie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia just before her second birthday, in July 2009. She started intensive chemotherapy immediately and is due to finish her treatment in November 2011.
Mum Lisa says: “Maisie has coped amazingly well over the past 2 years and smiled her way through the tough times. Despite the chemotherapy, frequent hospital stays and spells in intensive care she has managed to remain a really happy four year old. It’s been very challenging for us all but I’m so proud of her and we’re so pleased that she has been chosen as a local hero for Beefy’s walk. It’s so important to raise awareness about this disease so that other families can recognise the symptoms.”