James' story

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James' story

James was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and he will continue treatment until 2015. CLIC Sargent Nurse Eleri supports his parents Mark and Naomi and younger brother Kyron. The family, who live in Holyhead, will soon be going on one of our caravan holidays. Naomi shares their story.

We met Eleri the day we found out James had cancer. It’s down to her and James that we’ve got through this.

"James was oblivious to it all. He knew he was poorly but coped brilliantly.

"Eleri has been absolutely fantastic. She has explained a lot of the information which can be overwhelming and she comes to the house to do James’ blood. She’s like a family member to us now. If we’ve got a problem, we can pick up the phone and she’s there for us.

"Eleri told us about the CLIC Sargent holidays and we will be going on a caravan break soon. It will be wonderful to spend some time together as a family.

"James is now in school full-time. He’s top of the class and has wowed everyone. He knows he has leukaemia, but is very independent and wants to learn.

"Cancer has made me realise life is too short. You have to appreciate what you’ve got and the time you have with your kids.”