While skipping through social media I caught sight of Russell Howard’s interview with Rob Delaney, reflecting on his son’s brain tumour and the first anniversary of his death.
My daughter was first diagnosed with cancer at 20 months old, over the years she went on to experience two more relapses of the disease but miraculously survived and is now 28.
I never anticipated her surviving into adulthood but equally I could never give much headspace to the possibility of her dying.
While it is difficult to fully explain the feelings and thoughts attached to such an unnatural state of events, I am immensely grateful that they were spared.
Cancer and child are two words that do not belong in the same sentence and understandably strike fear into people.
My daughter’s treatment episodes began in the early Nineties and continued into the Noughties.