Parents Alice Phillips and Ricky Wetherley were devastated when they were informed their son Freddy had neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer.
Doctors informed Freddy’s parents that the cancer had spread throughout his body, from his nose to his knees. The chances of him surviving were devastatingly weak. However, now, the little fighter is finally in remission and has even started school!
Freddy was always a happy healthy little boy. Out of nowhere, he started complaining of pain in his legs. His parents assumed it was just nothing too serious. But when he said he didn’t want to go on fairground rides because his legs hurt so much, they decided to take him to see a doctor.
At the hospital, a scan revealed that Freddy had a massive tumor in his stomach. He was transferred to Great Ormond Street hospital, where he was officially diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Alice recalled, “When they told us what Freddy had it was devastating. We couldn’t believe it.”
Freddy immediately started a 70-day cycle of chemotherapy. Last December, he underwent a stem-cell transplant. Then he had surgery to remove the tumor in February of this year. “He was sick and exhausted through the treatment, but he has handled everything really well,” Alice explained.
Alice revealed that Freddy drew much of his strength from talking to his little sister as he struggled through the treatments. “He spent a lot of time on Facetime to his sister Freya, who is two, and that really helped him. He really looked forward to talking to her every day.” Alice said.
In May, Freddy was finally given the all clear. He had won a battle where all odds had seemed to be against him. “We could see the cancer all over his body, it just seemed impossible that he would survive. But he has done wonderfully well and made an amazing recovery and we are very proud of him.” Freddy’s mom, Alice, told the Daily Mail.
“He really is our little miracle.” She added.
What a strong little fighter you are Freddy! We pray for your good health and happiness.
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