Kelcey keeps positive
08 Jun 2010
In December 2009 Kelcey Roberts was diagnosed with T – Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Read about her experience here
Nine-year-old Kelcey Roberts is a confident and bubbly girl who always seems to have a smile on her face.
However last December Kelcey’s cancer journey commenced when she was diagnosed with T – Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.
The journey so far has been a rollercoaster ride for Kelcey and her family with many highs and lows. As well as enduring numerous medical procedures, Kelcey has suffered multiple infections as a result of low immunity. Her family has previously experienced the stress and trauma that cancer brings to a family, as Kelcey’s mother Tracey was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago.
However it is Kelcey’s positive attitude throughout her treatment that has helped to give her family strength along the journey.
How We Have Helped:
The family appreciates all the help and constant support they have received from their Family Support Coordinator Claire, and look forward to the coffee group mornings that she organises for local parents.
Kelcey is a frequent visitor to the Child Cancer Foundation Family Place, where the family is able to utilise the DVD and book libraries. Also, Kelcey’s brother Maclain has the opportunity to take part in trips that are organised for the siblings of cancer patients.
Kelcey is about to enter her last intensive chemo treatment cycle which will be followed up with maintenance treatment. Her treatment in total will last for 2 ¼ years. She is hoping to return to Oratia District School in West Auckland later this year
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