On the 19th March 2021 after taking George to see the GP for what we thought was a possible ear infection, we were hit with something no parent ever wants to hear. George, our 22 month old gorgeous boy, was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
On 26th March, 1 week after his diagnosis, he underwent a 14 hr operation to remove the tumour. After 5 weeks of painful waiting we found out George’s tumour was a high grade Neuroepithelial tumour. On the 3rd May George started what can only be described as a brutal chemotherapy regime which included 5 cycles of induction chemotherapy, 1 cycle of high dose chemotherapy and 1 stem cell transplant.
Throughout this George has been nothing short of amazing. He has got up, laughed, played, loved and most importantly fought.
He is the most amazing little boy who has overcome so much and continues to surprise us every day. None of us know what’s around the corner but we will make the most of every second with our beautiful family. Young Lives vs Cancer has been a huge support to us throughout George’s journey and we will forever be grateful.
To our boy:
“Promise you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”. A. A. Milne