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Our beautiful, gorgeous little girl, Anna, has leukaemia. She was diagnosed on Monday 5 December 2011.

Christmas is coming

on December 23, 2011

Like everyone else, we are getting ready for Christmas. We will be at Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital. Not the christmas we had planned but we are still going to have a great time! Christmas has already started on ward 2…Anna loved the magician at the Christmas party, as well as getting her face painted.


She also loves her butterflies (thanks Auntie heather…)


And getting about in a wheelchair – as soon as we gave her this she pushed herself along the ward. For Anna, it is probably the first time she has been in control of moving around for about a year. We have known for some time, because of the SMA, she would be a wheelchir user at some point soon but have been keen to encourage walking. However, the leukaemia has weakened all her muscles even more so the wheelchair is, for the moment, a necessity.


6 responses to “Christmas is coming

  1. Yvonne McNeill says:

    What a gorgeous brave wee girl you are Anna. Love the face paint ! Love to you all. Take care.

  2. Gillean McCluskey says:

    hello Anna, Anne Marie, Peter and of course Nathan
    You look beautiful with your butterflies Anna! Your mum says you liked the magician and it is great to see you wheeling around too. Have a lovely lovely Christmas. Will be thinking of you all especially tomorrow.
    Lots of love
    Gillean, Tom and Sam

  3. Peter Crook says:

    Hi Anne Marie, Peter, Nathan and Anna,

    Lovely pictures of Anna; what a star! So tough for you all, so thinking of you and wishing you the very best outcome. Love to all.
    Peter and Elonwy (friends of T&V)

  4. Nici Cubbon says:

    Anna, you look so beautiful with your facepaints and butterflies, and really love the star sunglasses!
    Nathan, it is lovely to see you in the photos looking gorgeous too.
    I hope you both have a fabulous Christmas in hospital. Will Father Christmas be visiting during the day?
    Love, strength and best wishes to Ann Marie and Peter

  5. Mary says:

    Happy Christmas, Anna, Nathan, Ann Marie and Peter. Hope you are having a very happy Christmas day,
    Lots of love from us all in Denmark,

    Mary, Mads, Katrine and Lotte

  6. Sharon says:

    Yay! A girls gotta have cool wheels! She must really enjoy her newfound independence. You were all in my thoughts yesterday xx

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