Darcey's story, told by Darcey Bussell

Darcey, six, was treated for leukaemia for over two years.

During this time she had 19 lumbar punctures, six blood transfusions, eight platelet transfusions and lost her hair.

She felt very low but was cheered up by her twin brother Harrison who, their mum said, was just as good a dose of medicine as her chemotherapy!

They share a special bond as twins and love each other’s company but had to spend time apart when Darcey’s immune system was struggling.

But she is now in full remission and Harrison loves brushing her hair now that it’s grown back.They are both thrilled that they can spend more time together again.

The Parents Association for Sick and Injured Children (PASIC) in Nottingham receives a grant of £60,000 over three years which helps pay for the cost of days out at theme parks like Alton Towers, Butlins and Drayton Manor.
It also funds a regular a newsletter and parties at Christmas and Easter, enabling seriously ill children can still have trips out and enjoy special time with their siblings.

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