Charlie Cox

 

Charlie was just three and a half months old, in 2011, when he first started to have any symptoms.  At eight months, he was diagnosed with a brain tumour (which turned out to be a grade 2 oligoastrocytoma – rare among young children) and at 11 months he underwent surgery.  Just over three years later, in January 2015, Charlie welcomed his little brother Freddie into the world and in September the same year, he started in Reception at Abbey Primary School in Morden, Surrey.  He had 43 cycles of chemotherapy during an 82 week period which finally came to an end in January 2016.

 

“Most of the time I have managed to stay positive – I have had to be strong for Charlie.  The only time I really broke down throughout this roller-coaster was the day before my baby boy had his huge operation.  I couldn’t help worrying that I might end up leaving the hospital without Charlie.” Charlie's mum Kirsty tells his story...


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