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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.

The week of the 8th of May HICU have declared Superhero week for Mitchell. We will be collecting donations for the entire week, with staff dressing up as their favourite superhero on Friday 12th May to show their support. So come on in and join us for a piece of cake and spot a couple of dollars in our donation tins to support this great cause.