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Melody Berthoud

Mum to a son who had cancer. Author. Teacher. Yogi.

After a 5 year career break from Education to stay at home with Clara and Andrew, Melody returned to work on 1st September 2012 with new shoes, a new bag and a new journey to work.

On the 3rd October 2012, 4 weeks later, Andrew - only 3 years old - was diagnosed with Leukaemia, a type of blood cancer.

We Beat Leukaemia, available on Amazon in paperback or ebook is the story of my family's journey with childhood cancer, from diagnosis to remission.

What I Didn't Know About Childhood Blood Cancer

I didn't know it was possible to have chemo and not be sick or lose your hair. The intensive chemo regimen made Andrew's hair fall out and made him throw up every day for nine months. However, for two and a half years after this the maintenance chemotherapy just kept things at bay whilst he looked every inch the 'normal' little boy with a mop of crazy hair.
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