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Father's image of sleeping toddler captures scary cancer symptoms

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The parents of a 3 year old girl discovered that she had cancer after a sweet photo of her fell asleep in a swing turned out to be a symptom of the fatal disease.

Dad Dave Fletcher, 39, thought he caught a sweet childhood moment when he depicted daughter Izzy who turned off a playground when she was 23 months old.

But just a few weeks later, Fletcher and Mrs Vicky, 37, obsolete after her child’s daughter’s fatigue, turned out to be a sign that she had leukemia.


The fighting young has since undergone 570 doses of scary chemotherapy and is

Fletcher said he did not like it first when he snacked Izzy and nodded in the gun at a park near his home in Claines, Worcester.

He now warns other parents about being alert and laughing at the narrative signs of the disease.

The couple first took Izzy to a doctor in January last year after a strange rash appeared on the leg.

“It was only an afternoon that came to the swings. She turned away – I turned around and she had lost,” said auditor Fletcher. “She was drowsy and fell asleep but I did not think much about it. I thought it was a sweet moment and only took a picture of her as you do.”

“It was only after we realized that it was part of the symptoms and what I had caught was that she showed signs of something more sinful, “he said.” She had been tired, had a few colds or viruses, and a lot of bruises on her legs. But we put all this into normal childhood shocks and minor illness. “

” You get a little sentimental and look at her pictures before she was ill – you only realize how much she has been through since he was so young “

The couple first met Izzy to a doctor in January last year after a strange rash appeared on the leg.

They advised to come back several days later for blood tests if the rash had not passed away and to take her straight to the hospital if it got worse.

But the next morning, Izzy’s rash spread and she developed a temperature, so her parents took her to the Worcester Royal Hospital.

She was diagnosed with leukemia the same day and started chemotherapy treatment the following week.


Izzy spent her second birthday at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and was waiting for a procedure to try her bone marrow. [19659005] As part of her care, Izzy was enrolled in a clinical study called UKALL 2011 and will continue to be processed until May next year.

This attempt aims to see if change of standard chemotherapy treatment will reduce side effects and help stop their disease from coming back.

“She has grown very quickly and been the subject of medicine she does not like but has taken everything in her step so far,” said Fletcher.

“When she was diagnosed, it came out of the blue. We were both in real shock when it happened so quickly,” he said. “It was a big unknown. A family member died of leukemia five years ago, so that was a scary time. We did not know what would happen at that stage or what the future was happening. “

Brave Izzy has now received a Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Award in recognition of what she has been through.

“But we were lucky Izzy was diagnosed quickly and happily, she was doing very well with the treatment, suffered very few adversities or unforeseen hospitalization,” he said. “The kind of leukemia she has has a better chance of recovering than any other. She is young to help these odds.”

“It makes us more optimistic. She does not need so many steroids because of the test she is on, says Fletcher. “It is a treatment plan that they use in other countries and we are grateful to have the opportunity. It only shows how important research is in pioneering new treatments. NHS doctors and nurses have been brilliant, and we have received a lot of support from family and friends. “

Brave Izzy has now received a Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Award for recognition of what she has been through. 19659005]” Izzy was so excited to get her award. It was a nice positive experience that rewarded her for fighting her treatment, “said Vicky Fletcher, an archivist.

Jane Redman, spokesman for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens in Worcestershire, said:” Cancer can have a devastating impact on their lives and many of those who survive can live with serious long-term side effects from their treatment. Our mission is to fund research to find new, better and childish treatments for young cancer patients. “

” We want to bring forward the day when every child and youth survive cancer and do it with a good quality of life. “

Click here to nominate a child for a Cancer Research Kids & Teens Star Award.

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