Wisbech St Mary siblings scoop awards from eye cancer charity
PUBLISHED: 13:07 27 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:07 27 September 2018
Three children from the same family have been awarded for the courage and bravery they displayed while one of them battled a rare form of cancer.
Logan Brown from Wisbech St Mary, was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in August last year, a cancer which affects the retina of children under the age of six.
Logan was 27 months old at the time with tumours detected in his left eye.
Unfortunately doctors in London had to remove the eye in order to save his life.
He now wears an artificial eye and continues to undergo check-ups every four months at The Royal London Hospital to ensure that the cancer has not returned.
Despite the day-to-day challenges which face Logan, who turned three in May, he strives to live life to the full with help from his two older brothers – six-year-old Jenson Brown and 12-year-old Liam Parrin-Goult.
In recognition of Logan, Jenson and Liam’s outstanding efforts in the face of adversity all three children have been named as CHECT Champions by the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT), each receiving medals and framed certificates.
“Ever since he was first diagnosed Logan has shown nothing but determination, strength, courage and bravery,” says proud mum Hayley Brown.
“At the moment he’s recovering well and, touch wood, carrying on like any other little boy of his age. So much of that is down to Liam and Jenson.
“Liam started secondary school a few months after Logan was diagnosed. He’s been teaching his science teachers all about retinoblastoma and helping to fundraise for CHECT.
“Jenson is autistic but hasn’t been fazed at all by what’s happened to Logan. He’s become very interested in eyes and knows all about Logan’s ‘magic eye’.
“They are the best big brothers he could possibly wish for and are always on hand to support him. I’m so proud of all three of them.”
The CHECT Champion awards aim to recognise the courage, resilience and patience shown by all children affected by retinoblastoma throughout treatment and beyond.
Patrick Tonks, chief executive of CHECT, said: “Logan has been through so much over the past 13 months but, with Liam and Jenson there to support him, he has shown remarkable levels of courage and resilience.”