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Our Pal - Harrison K


Contact Details

C/O 899 Longbridge Road
Dagenham
Essex
RM8 2BU
United Kingdom


Email Pal


NB: this is a forwarding address for the Pal, we do NOT disclose home addresses

Other Information

  • Parents/Guardians - Nikki
  • Interests - Harrison loves anything to do with firemen/fire engines, building and space. He also loves tools and anything to do with building sites, like diggers.
  • Favourite Colour - None
  • Able to read? - No
  • Able to use hands? - Yes
  • Visually/hearing impaired? - No
  • Suffers from any developmental delay? - No

Siblings - aged 3 to 16 wishing to receive post

  • Libbi (17/01/2005)Libbi
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      Libbi loves creative things and anything crafty. Likes collecting Disney figures, butterflies and candy skulls.
  • Finlay (03/07/2006)Finlay
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      Finlay loves creative things and anything crafty. Also loves building and creating things, likes lego.
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About - Harrison K


Story written 2016

Harrison was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in October 2015, a day after his 3rd birthday. A few days before his birthday Harrison’s nursery spotted something odd about him, he looked very yellow. We took him to the emergency doctors who told us he was just anaemic and to see our normal GP. A few days later at an appointment, his GP wasn’t happy and sent us to A&E, where they took bloods, did x-ray and CT scans. Later that day we were informed he had leukaemia, but due to low blood levels he had to have two blood transfusions later that night.

We were meant to celebrate his birthday on the Saturday, but due to Harrison being ill he was in our local hospital for a few days, until a bed was available at Great Ormond Street Hospital.  We were then told what type of leukaemia he had and how they would go about treatment.

It was a total shock that our son was ill. We had to explain to his older siblings that Harrison’s blood wasn’t working properly, so it was making him poorly. Harrison has now just started maintenance, so still has another 2 years and 4 months of treatment to go. With Harrison being a lively boy he has taken it all in his stride. Luckily we haven’t had many overnight stays in hospital, but at the end of May he caught a bacteria which is not very common. He spent five days in hospital, then the next six days going twice daily to make sure his cultures stayed negative.

He has missed a lot, not seeing his friends or being able to go out for the day, as sometimes he would be neutropenic, so was at risk of infections. His older siblings have also missed days out and holidays, like during June half term when Harrison was in hospital. Harrison is just a cheeky little chappy and always smiling.

Update 5th January 2017

Harrison has been doing well, but has had a few hospital stays because of infections.