Garry H
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Thank you family and friends

Garry H
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17 Dec 2014

what are the odds.

My world I thought had fallen apart last year on the 13th of December 2013 when i was dianosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia type B, but with the help of family and friends and the nurses and Doctors I'm now 6 months past my transplant.

My family was looking for a little bit more of a normal Christmas this year this year.

Until the unthinkable has happen again !!!! ..... On the 9th of December 2014 almost a year to the day my sister's daughter of 20 months old has now been also dianosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Type B. My Heart goes out to her.

Christmas has lost it shine.        

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18.12.2014

Garry, 

It's very rare that words fail me but I'm struggling to think of what to say here. It's heartbreaking to hear about your niece's recent diagnosis so soon after your own battle with ALL. The important thing to try and appreciate is that doctors have come a long, long way in the treatment of ALL and are in a better position than ever before to be able to treat your niece. 

It's also important to appreciate that you are not alone and that we're here to help in any way that we can. We've got lots of expert information as well as a number of blogs written by others who have had loved ones that have been through treatment. 

It must be very strange to have the shoe on the other foot so soon after completing your own treatment. I was in a similar position when I had my transplant whereby my mum was suffering from terminal bowel cancer at the same time and understandably found that difficult. However, love for my mum kept me strong and kept me going and that's what you need to be now for your niece by making sure that you concentrate on getting yourself better so that you can support her on her own journey.

I've got everything crossed for you and wish you all the best going forwards. Stay in touch and if you ever want to talk to someone who's kind of been in something resembling your position I'm happy to help at any time.