“Carpe Diem” Seize the Day

On the 20th of October 2008 our 2 year old daughter, Kali, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. This is news you, as a parent, never want to hear. After the initial shock of it all and realisation that her treatment was going to mean long, gruelling hospital stays, over many months, I quickly turned my attention to a life long passion of mine, physical activity/exercise. How was I going to keep a little unwell toddler entertained and active over such a long length of time under such tough conditions?

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The cruellest disease

The day I was told that our son has cancer is a day that will never be forgotten. For us, this day was Sunday 28th January 2018 at approximately 1pm. I remember the word “leukaemia” so clearly like it was only yesterday. It was that word said, almost 12 months ago that shattered the life we had previously known, never to be the same again.

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Home vs Hospital

A quick recap …

My son Lochie was diagnosed on January 28 2018 with ALL PH+ Leukaemia and was admitted immediately to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The first time we were discharged was after our most intense and difficult stint in late June.

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