Kelvin's Story

Kelvin was like any other 9 year old boy . But in 2009 he had  strange symptoms of fever and a lesion on his scalp that was not healing. In the end it was surgically removed, but still did not heal. Eventually he was referred to the Children's Cancer Ward and met Dr Trish Scanlan. She diagnosed him as having Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). It was a devastating blow to Kelvin and his family

As he says on the film "they told me it was cancer I said I would not loose hope and I will become better".

Kelvin has now completed over 60 cycles of chemotherapy and it has been an extremely difficult journey to recovery. But he survived, thanks to the drugs provided by Children in Crossfire and the commitment of people like Dr Trish.

As Kelvin says "Dr Trish always hurts when a child dies, she is a good Doctor. I want to be a Doctor like her one day!"

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