Why We Are Here
Lending a Helping Hand to a little Lion Heart
This is Esme. Esme is 2 years and 7 months old. She loves lions, narwhales and playing hide and seek outside. Right now we have no guarantees she will see her third birthday.
In June 2018 Esme at just 22 months old was diagnosed with high risk acute myeloid leukaemia whilst on holiday. She spent five months as an in-patient in the Royal Marsden, Sutton and received a stem cell transplant in September after three rounds of intense chemotherapy. After six months of steady recovery, in April we heard the news we've dreaded; the leukaemia has returned to Esme's bone marrow.
We are now fundraising to source a second transplant that will in all likelihood need to happen outside of the NHS, who can typically only offer second transplants to patients twelve months on from their first, but due to the aggressive nature of her disease Esme simply may not have that long...
“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”