Stephanie-Rose ...
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Stephanie-Rose ...
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19 May 2014

Details about what #TeamKate is & why it was created...

We are ‪#‎TeamKate‬

The group is to honour the bravery and strength of the most wonderful woman in the world, Kate Sermon.

On October 16th 2013, at 2:30pm, Kate was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, whilst still pregnant with our son, Kenzie. From that moment on, she has spent at least 99% of the time in hospital. Kenzie was born 5 weeks early by caesarean section on November 15th 2013, and 48 hours later Kate was transferred to Nottingham City Hospital's Haematology Dept. to begin Chemotherapy.

Due to complications, Kenzie was in Neonatal for a few days, then on Maternity with me, and due to other complications, Kenzie was not allowed off ward to go visit Kate.

Kate lost her hair, was left tired and weak from the chemo, and has hardly had any time to properly get to know our son, and now she is to undergo surgery to remove a cyst on her ovary (meaning that the ovary itself may have to go).

I don't know how she did it, but in all this time I've barely seen her wobble. She is a rock, and inspiration, and the strongest person I have EVER had the honour of knowing and loving <3


Ellie Dawes

Inspiring words Stephanie! Very best to you and your family.

And thanks for blogging, we very much look forward to reading your updates! Let us know how you find using the blogging function and if there's anything we can improve.


Hi Stephanie, thanks so much for sharing Kate's story. She sounds an incredible woman given that she's been so positive and strong despite everything she's been through and you must be very, very proud of her.

Absolutely wonderful to read in your follow up post that she's now in remission and that her son is healthy too - that must have been such a relief for you both.

What you're doing for her is fantastic - if you need any help at all with the fundraising events that you're doing please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Also, if you or Kate need any information related to AML or recovering from AML or simply want to read blogs written by other patients that have been in a similar situation, we have a whole host of information that might be of use in the Patient Support section of the website:

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