Hugo

Our Pal - Hugo G


Contact Details

C/O 8 Stonards Hill
Epping
Essex
CM16 4QF
United Kingdom


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

Other Information

  • Parents/Guardians - Lisa and Richard
  • Interests - Hugo loves Fireman Sam, Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig and Thomas the Tank engine. He also likes diggers, tractor and cars. His walking has been affected a little by the leukaemia, but he still loves kicking a football around and playing in the garden.
  • Favourite Colour - Red
  • 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

  • Henry (05/01/2009)
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      Henry loves Lego and is great at building his own creations. He also loves Star Wars, superheroes and Harry Potter. He's a good little runner and swimmer.
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About - Hugo G


Story written 2016

Hugo was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in July 2015.  It began when, completely out of the blue, he wasn’t able to stand or walk.  Over the following weeks he grew paler, was tired, off his food and his glands were swollen.  There were a few trips to the doctor and a hip x-ray and then finally a blood test showed that he has Leukaemia.
Since then Hugo has had 6 months of intensive chemotherapy, hospital stays and operations.  He is now in the maintenance part of his treatment, which will continue until September 2018.  Life now is daily chemotherapy and other medication, some of which we can do at home, some of which is done at the hospital.  He has weekly blood tests and regular trips to hospital.  Life for all of us is very different to our pre-cancer life.
Hugo struggles a little with his walking due to some of the medication he takes, which means he finds it difficult to keep up with his big brother and his friends.  It doesn’t stop him trying though!  He loves being outdoors and playing ball games.  He is a big Paw Patrol fan and also loves Fireman Sam.
Hugo has been incredibly brave and always has a smile on his face.  He is a very loving, caring and thoughtful little boy.  He loves nothing more than playing with his big brother and having cuddles with his mummy.  He is quite shy and sensitive, but his confidence is growing everyday and we are seeing a little cheeky side to his personality emerging.

Update 6th January 2017

Hugo continues to respond well to his treatment and is generally well. Unfortunately his walking has continued to decline and he will be starting physio soon to try and strengthen his little legs. He has struggled a little with the winter bugs and there have been a few visits to hospital, but somehow he manages to keep a smile on his face. He loves receiving post, as does his big brother. They both get so excited whenever post comes through the door, it really helps to lift their spirits and we love seeing their smiles. Thank you so much to everyone who has sent post, it really makes such a difference and is so very much appreciated.