Another humble request

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  1. LianeH

    LianeH Well-Known Member

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    My good train buddy and his wife are devastated. Their lovely 12 year old daughter has just been diagnosed with leukeimia. I cant even imagine what they are going through. I spoke briefly with Chris yesterday and he is in bits, i think Shona is holding up only slightly better. Maya is determined to "kick cancers butt" but she doesnt understand the long road ahead.

    She had a Hickman line put in yesterday but has to have a lumber puncture in the spinal column on monday before they start chemo. After that its 8 days of chemo followed by 6-8 weeks intensive treatment at Addenbrooks hospital then 18 months of further treatment.

    Maya is such a lovely girl. On our Vegas part of our trip last year we met up with them, Maya came to the airport with a welcome sign for us.

    All of us in the train gang are devastated and are already planning on doing some events. This really is a crappy disease, it hits you hard at any time but it hits you harder whrn its someone so young.:(:(
     

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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    So sorry to hear this and thoughts and positiveness are winging their way. ():-)
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    Oh how sad, especially in someone so young. {-(^^)-}
     
  4. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    The same age as my gorgeous granddaughter. Any age is $#@* but at 12 just when the world opens up for her. Wrong, wrong, wrong. It’s not fine for my hubby to have it but he has had a full life. It’s just not fair. Lots of hugs winging their way.():-)
    No child should ever have to go through it.
     
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  5. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Bless, so very hard when a young person has this heaped on them. The parents no doubt are in shreds. Lumbar punctures are hard enough without the rest of the doings. Butt kicking thoughts are on the way to Maya & her family. God Bless.
     
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    :( Very best wishes and hugs for everyone. ():-)():-)
     
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    What a terrible thing to go through so young, best wishes for her recovery.
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Hubby has the Hickman line (portacath). It saves so much trauma finding places for a canula. It’s really a good thing to have but they won’t use it for anything else other than his chemo. Special training is required for its use and has to be flushed every four weeks if not in use. Poor darling. My heart goes out to her and her family.
     
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    {-(^^)-} and keep positive
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    {-(^^)-} she will need everyone to stay strong for her, so more positive thoughts and hugs from me too.
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    In my working days, I was in daily contact with children with leukemia. That was 40+ years ago and things have moved on so much since then. Treatment success rates are wonderful these days and although the actual treatment isn't a walk in the park, all those who will be treating Maya will do their best to make sure she copes with everything that's thrown at her. Sending positive thoughts and hugs her way {-(^^)-}
     
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    Doug Administrator. The Main Man. Staff Member

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    Best wishes.
     
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    Thank you all, i will let Maya know you are all thinking of her, she will be chuffed. Hopefully we will get to Addenbrookes to see her next weekend xx
     
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    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    {-(^^)-} x 1000 of the cancer butt-kicking kind. Prayers and positive thoughts, too. ():-)
     
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    Here is a little guardian angel to look after her ():-)
     
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    Just spoken to Chris, 1st chemo down, 7 more to go but she is still smiling. Your hugs are helping, thank you all
     
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    Oh bless her. Sending love and virtual hugs. xx

    {-(^^)-}
     
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