Her journey to survive started when she was diagnosed in March with Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, also known as acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), which is an acute form of leukemia, or cancer of the white blood cells.
Her family and friends were told that this form of cancer is very common in children (85%) but only (15%) of adults get it approximately, 600 per year.
Sue’s outlook was positive and although each day was a struggle she battled on and not only shocked us all but also her consultants and nurses at the Fazakerley hospital near Liverpool with her bravery and will to live.
Sue spent the majority of her 8 months fight in hospital where at times things were difficult having many blasts of chemotherapy and lots of medication. Things were looking good and both Sue and her family believed she would get through this. Unfortunately her spirit and zest for life wasn't enough to win the battle and Sue passed away with all her family around her as she would have wished.
So in honour of this amazing wife, mother, sister , nan and friend we have decided to keep her spirit alive. Sue's biggest attribute (although she had many) was her heart and she would give her last penny to anyone, even going overdrawn if it meant she was helping others through their hardship.
Our first thoughts were to sponsor a room at the hospital where Sue sadly died and set the fund up to help families in financial difficulties so they could visit their loved one on the ward. However, the Leukemia ward is now moving to a new hospital so we had to rethink.
It was then decided by her family that all money raised through her charity fund would not be restricted to just Leukemia or supporting families at the hospital but the fund would actually help any cause, in the hope that we can create a network of charities all helping each to reach those most in need, whatever their circumstances. This will truly carry on Sue's spirit of generousity and compassion and we are proud to do so in her name. Thank you for helping us.
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