05 Sep The Sibling Side: Childhood Cancer by Grace
Hi, my name is Grace, I know that sometimes brothers and sisters of cancer patients are sometimes forgotten and I wanted to make sure that children who are going through similar things have something to relate to.
I thought I would do this by sharing our story.
In September last year, my big brother started feeling ill
He went to the doctors and hospital a few times but they said there was nothing wrong with him. One day I came home from school to find my grandma waiting for me as Joe was in the hospital. My mam and dad got home really late but no one told me anything. In the meantime, Joe had a big operation and I couldn’t see him as he was very poorly, still no one told me the reason. I knew there was something the matter. He was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia a few weeks later
No one told me this
This doesn’t help at all
The next day my brother received his transplant.
This journey will be tough but always remember that you are a lot tougher