A few years ago now, I taught 2 sisters. Not long after I retired in 2011, the family of 3 daughters and one son moved from the northern suburbs of Brisbane to Logan City. And as they were no longer my students I accepted the girls' Facebook friends requests. And that's how I discovered that their little brother had been diagnosed with leukemia. And there followed some pretty terrible times for the family.
There were many times when little Anthony was very ill...
At the end of 2014 Anthony spent a week in ICU, and against all odds he survived.
Enter my friend Jenny, another K4BN member. Jen made Anthony a frog beanie...which he loved!
In the last month Anthony has had his last chemotherapy treatment...and he is already training with a local footy club. His footy boots are his proudest possessions I think!
Looks like a different child doesn't he?