Leukaemia sufferer plans to help others

AMY SNOW  was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (ALL) at just five years old.

Her family moved to Brisbane for the duration of her treatment, mum Jane saying "no child should experience that".

"She had two and a half years of chemotherapy, blood transfusions, and many painful lumbar punctures," Ms Flick said.

"Some of Amy's friends from Brisbane are sick without a good prognosis so she attends Camp Quality as their support person. We're so proud of her."

The grateful 11-year-old survivor entered Casino's Relay for Life with best friends, Chelsea and Madison.

"They're special and they did Relay with me," Amy said, "I released the pigeons and we raised a lot of money.

"Relay is important; I wanted to give back to the community that helped me survive when I was sick.

"When the treatment began, it was terrible; the steroids, vomiting, weight loss, and I lost all of my hair.

"I've been off treatment for four years, which means I'm almost in total remission or almost cured."

Amy is focused on being "a chemo nurse so I can help people understand exactly what it's like, because of my experience".



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