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Be a Superhero for Mitchell

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Mitchell was diagnosed in September 2015 with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia +3, a very rare form of cancer. With only one other teenager ever having been treated in the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne with this condition, Mitchell has been through a daunting time with testing and treatment.

Timeline  
September 15

Diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia +3
Admitted to Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne where initial tests indicated he would be there for 9 months

December 15

3 months of chemotherapy finished and Mitchell receives the good news that a bone marrow donor has been found. Mitchell receives transplant

March 16

Following a lumbar puncture and bone marrow aspiration Mitchell receives the news that he has relapsed

May 16 Completes 6 weeks of intensive chemotherapy
June 16 Returns home from Melbourne
Quarterly lumbar puncture and bone marrow aspiration’s in Royal Children’s hospital

Mitchell has been through many ups and downs with still a long road ahead, quarterly lumbar puncture and bone marrow aspiration’s in Melbourne will be part of Mitchell’s life for the next 2 -3 years. This is not only an emotional rollercoaster, but a financial burden on a young family.

Thank you to our members for the tremendous support for Mitchell we are excited to let you know we raised $1500 to give to Mitchell and his family for his ongoing treatment.