Sabrina and Aamilah's story
Sabrina Ward, 31, is supporting the Bonded By Blood: A Mother's Story campaign by sharing her and her daughter Aamilah's story.
At the age of four, Sabrina's daughter Aamilah was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia - a type of cancer that affects white blood cells
When first diagnosed, Aamilah was placed on the most aggressive course of chemotherapy treatment as the cancer cells in her blood were so high.
Blood transfusions are an important part of hospital care for people with leukaemia. Transfusions of red blood cells help reduce the symptoms of anaemia and platelet transfusions help reduce risk of serious bleeding.
Due to the severity of her illness, Aamliah received her first blood transfusions just 45 minutes after diagnosis.
She then, she since received many blood and platelet transfusions as part of her treatment.
Aamilah is now almost two-years post chemotherapy and although she’s not officially cancer free until five-years after chemotherapy, but she continues to thirve.
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