Camborne girl with leukaemia dreams of garden play house
The parents of a young girl diagnosed with leukaemia are hoping to use money raised from a sponsored bike ride to buy her dream play house.
Lee and Suzanne Hall, from Camborne were devastated when their six-year-old daughter, Aimee was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia; a cancer that affects the blood.
Former teacher, Mrs Hall, said Aimee had suffered numerous nose bleeds and complained of being tired.
She said: “We never expected this to happen. The day after visiting our GP in July Aimee was sent to Bristol Children’s Hospital where she underwent intensive treatment throughout the summer.”
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It meant the couple were forced to give up their jobs to maintain a 24 hour bedside vigil at the hospital, as well as caring for their younger son, Alex, 5, who attends Weeth School, in Camborne.
Mrs Hall said that despite her illness and facing months of intensive chemotherapy treatment at Treliske, Aimee remains positive and is full of fun.
She said: “She is such a happy go-lucky child. I don’t think she really understands what is going on, it has been extremely difficult and was such a shock to us.”
The family, who run the Scoobybits Subaru Club Cornwall, were recently bowled over by the efforts of club member, Richard Harris, who raised £1227 for Aimee during a solo 101 mile cycle across Cornwall.
Mrs Hall said: “Without the financial and emotional support of family and friends I don't know how we would have managed. Our life really did get put on hold when the doctors gave us the awful news about Aimee.
“She has another two years of treatment to go and then after that she will be assessed for side effects of the chemotherapy. While at Bristol we were lucky enough to have accommodation in the CLIC House, which was marvellous. We made friends with a few of the families there and have stayed in touch since coming home.”
The couple are hoping to use the funds and any further donations to pay for a partition in their children’s single room so that Aimee can rest without disturbing her brother.
“If we have any money left over we want to put it towards a play house in the garden, with a walkie talkie so that Aimee can call me, probably to order snacks.”
For further information you can go to the Facebook page Aimees-fund-bike-ride.