Day Three: Hannah
Hannah has been in isolation in hospital for 100 days already. She is 5 years old and has Leukaemia for the second time.
She had been enjoying remission and going to nursery school up until last winter. Then she fell ill with Chicken Pox and was admitted to hospital around Christmas time 2019 because she just wasn’t getting any better.
Routine blood tests revealed that her Leukaemia had relapsed. She had no immunity to fight off the virus and became extremely unwell.
She needed to start chemotherapy but wasn’t well enough straight away. Eventually though, the doctors and nurses got Hannah to a point whereby chemo was an option, but there are side effects of course. Despite all this Hannah has tried to smile through it all.
My heart goes out to Hannah and her family. Hannah’s Mum is a close friend, albeit online, and her family feels like my family. It’s what happens when you belong to the world of Childhood Cancer.
Several weeks ago, Hannah’s Mum appealed for letters and postcards to be sent to Hannah, so that she didn’t feel forgotten about. They could be sent via a mailbox. The response was good, but now curtailed by the threat of Coronavirus.
So I’m starting a new appeal for support for Hannah.
Firstly, please follow the Facebook page:
Secondly, I have thought of a contact free way of sending something to Hannah:
Hand-write or draw something for Hannah and then scan it and send it to her page. It’s more personal than just typing a message. Or maybe you could record a video message for her?
Whatever you decide, just remember that isolation is the new way of life to keep vulnerable people safe and alive!
Thanks for reading ☺
All photos with kind permission of Allison Brown