Luxury Treehouse stay for Leukaemia survivor
Mon Jul 05 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
A couple of weeks ago some members of our team went out to meet Connor and his family to award them with an overnight stay in the Angel Trust Treehouse at Ramside Hall Hotel
Connor was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia 2017 when he was only 13 years old. Connor was top of his class and loved playing rugby for his school and for a local team. During his treatment Connor suffered many side effects of the chemotherapy. He developed appendicitis and had his appendix removed. He developed sepsis and had to spend days in ICU. He developed and still has peripheral neuropathy which prevents brain signal to the legs and feet from working. He ended up in a wheelchair and having to be carried upstairs by his parents, following this he developed a blood clot on his brain, which resulted in daily injections for three months. The doctors thought this had gone and continued with treatment. It returned and then spread. Connor had to have injections of blood thinners for a year. He ended up in ICU again, as they had to control the thinners to prevent a stroke.
Connor's mam Jocelyn said "Throughout all this Connor never complained once. His treatment lasted for 3.5 years and he rang the bell for end of treatment on 16th February 2021. He hated being in a wheelchair and vowed that he would be back up walking. He put in the hard work and wearing splints, and is now able to walk unaided He is so determined and positive, he is our hero."
We hope you enjoy your stay and have some much-needed relaxation time with your family along with a game of golf with your dad!