Hugo

Our Pal - Hugo G


Contact Details

C/O 8 Stonards Hill

Epping
Essex
CM16 4QF
United Kingdom


Email Pal


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

Other Information

  • Parents/Guardians - Lisa and Richard
  • Interests - He loves Fireman Sam, Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig ,Thomas the Tank engine. He also likes diggers, tractor/cars. His walking has been affected a little by the leukaemia, he still loves kicking a football around / 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, building his own creations. He also loves Star Wars, Superheroes /Harry Potter. Likes running and swimming.
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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 19th June 2017

Unfortunately Hugo’s walking has continued to deteriorate (a broken leg in March didn’t help!).  He now has significant muscle weakness in his hips, legs and feet and possible bone thinning, caused by the medication he is on. He is currently unable to walk so is wheelchair or buggy bound. He is having regular physio and is due to start hydrotherapy sessions soon. We really hope he is back on his feet very soon. He also spent some time in hospital with a nasty chest infection a few weeks ago. However, he remains cheerful and always has a smile on his face and a cuddle at the ready. He loves all his post, as does his big brother Henry. Thank you very much to everyone who has sent post.

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.