Our Journey by Elise Wallis

Our Journey by Elise Wallis

When Theo was first diagnosed I was very shocked because I’d seen all this stuff on TV about Cancer and Macmillan Cancer Support, but I never thought it would happen to my own brother!

At first, every day it was quite stressful with all his medication and I thought I was being ignored but what was really happening was Theo did really need a lot of attention to do his medication every day and night. After a while though, I got used to it and the stress settled down a bit. 

Now and then Theo would get sick so he would stay out of school for two to three days. 

Now Theo’s treatment is nearly finished I feel relieved because there were things he didn’t get a chance to do like other children everyday life and there are things we got to do which were a once in a lifetime opportunity. 

But my advice to other children is to always stay strong and never feel left out because your siblings need the attention they get


  • Rennie Mitchell
    Posted at 16:30h, 20 September Reply

    You’re a wonderful big sister Elise! Theo’s very lucky to have you. Looking forward to seeing you all very soon! xx

  • Holly
    Posted at 19:24h, 20 September Reply

    Dear Elise, I too was a sister (twin) to a sibling with Leukemia & felt very lonely & left out.
    I think you are a very kind, understanding young lady to realise the needs of your brother & accept the situation you have been in.
    I wish you, Theo & your patents a healthy, happy life with plenty of fun & adventures xx

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