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Amy Rose's battle with Leukemia

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Raised by 168 people in 9 months
Last week my friends world came crashing down when after they took their little 5yr old girl to the Doctors with some leg pain and unexplained bruising. Within 24hrs they were sat in Manchester Royal Infirmary being told that their precious little girl has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia as you can imagine the shock and heartache has waved through all her family and friends. 

Amy was whisked into surgery to have a Lumbar punch and chemo injected into her spine along with bone marrow removed from her pelvis. The sickness and pain for little Amy is unbearable and heartbreaking to see. She is now having intense Chemotherapy daily and on the slow and long road to recovery having to have Chemotherapy now for the next 2 and a half years. 

They have been through so much in the past few years with Amy's Mum Faye suffering from Epilepsy having seizures almost daily. Faye ended up having brain surgery to remove her right temple lobe and still in recovery herself. 

They also have 2 other children aged 11 & 8 who have had to be strong for their Mum and now for their baby sister. 

I'm wanting to see if we can raise a little money to maybe give them something to look forward to and take a family break away when Amy is in recovery and to help relieve the costs of having to live away from home.

If you have a spare pound or two it would be greatly appreciated.

All funds donated from this campaign will be withdrawn by Susan Gardner Faye's Mum who has set up a separate bank account for Amy Rose. The donations will be used for Amy's needs throughout her recovery and to send them on a little break away as a family once Amy is well enough to do so. Xx
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AMY IS HOME ❤️❤️ Here is the latest updates from Faye:

We have some great news. Amy has been allowed home on release for Christmas. We are back in Manchester on the 27th to start the next cycle of chemotherapy. Amy still has no immunity. The official term for it is that she is immuno compromised and neutrophenic. If she catches the slightest bug we will be back in Manchester and our dream of a family Christmas at home after nearly 6 weeks apart from Chloe and Luke will be over. With that we know everyone is keen to see us and her but we would ask everyone to give us a little time together, we have really missed the elder two and until Amy's immunity is back up the smallest bug, cough or cold could see her back in Hospital for weeks so to give her the best chance we are asking for visits on hold for now. We really appreciate your well wishes and we look forward to your visits once we're able.
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This is an update from Chris today on how Amy and the family are and a Thank you for all your generous donations :

So the last few weeks we have been in a bubble living here at Manchester Childrens Hospital. With Faye Sanderson

Firstly can I say how humbled we are at the generosity of friends and strangers. Theresa Skomorowski set this up as with childhood cancer everyone feels so helpless which is evident from how generous everyone has been. From this to the offers of support and all our friends looking after Chloe and Luke. Everyone has made us feel supported.

We are living a day at a time at the minute and when things settle down we will see that Amy knows how generous you have all been. She now wants to be a Doctor so she doesn't have to be poorly any more and she can make all the other boys and girls better. Your generosity will make sure that we are able to give her everything she needs when she gets home and as you will read over the next few years of her treatment. To start we need a new bed and mattress, walking aids, portable toilet for downstairs, stair rails and most importantly an anti bacterial gel dispenser by the front door! This will be a real help so from all of us thanks so much.

We are hoping to be home for Christmas but if not we will all be together here in Manchester where we are well looked after.

We are now 3.5 weeks into a gruelling and intensive 5 week induction chemotherapy programme with Amy. We are so very proud of her. She is an inspiration to us and the other children on the ward.

The aim of induction is to put her in remission. She has had 8 sessions so far and we have 4 sessions left. Then an operation will remove some bone marrow to see if she is in remission or to see how much of the Leukaemia is left.

This will then decide on how aggresive the rest of her treatment is if it has worked.

We don't know all the details but there will be 2.5 years of treatment and further chemotherapy to fix the gene mistake that made the cancer. Our consultant is hopeful she will make a full recovery however this test will let us know.

She is such a trooper. She is battling mouth ulcers, bouts of sickness, aches, injections, steroid induced hunger and her beautiful hair is nearly all gone, but that is a small trade and somehow she does it all with a smile. She is most excited about the wig that the little princess trust is donating to her. She loves hospital school and the therapy dog the most.

Thanks again and we'll let you guys know when we are home and when her immune system will withstand visitors. Keep your fingers crossed and your prayers coming that the test shows she's kicked cancers ass.
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Here a little update from Faye today on Amy:

It was another day of chemo yesterday. She had her portacath in her chest changed so I gave her her first bath the day before. Cath plaited hair after I washed it as she is getting terrible nosebleeds and vomiting. She has a wig trial from the little princess trust on Thursday as her hair has started to come out. She has bad night terrors it's heartbreaking and scary to hear her screaming at night this is a side effect from the steroids along with extreme hunger....we talk about food A LOT ☺️
On the plus she was administered Anointing of the sick for her pain & strength . I am receiving the sacrament on Sunday to keep up my strength for her. Amy will be given a blessings every week now I know it helps her mentally feel that extra bit safer. When chemo starts she will be sick again but the hunger will be back. It's a relief she is eating again at times. She has started school and attends when she's well.
Chloe and Luke are going to visit her this week she is so excited to see them. She is in theatre for a lumbar puncture radiation to her brain on Wednesday so extra prayers that day for her X
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