Summary: Chloe, from Norwich, was diagnosed with a rare condition at just 4 months old. Her dream of going on a Disney Cruise has given Chloe and her family a sense of hope during this difficult year.
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Three-year-old Chloe lives in Norwich with her mum, dad and nine-year-old sister. At 4 months old, Chloe was diagnosed with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), a rare type of cancer with a range of different manifestations. Little Chloe was still under a year old when she had to begin heavy chemotherapy, and ended up spending her first birthday in hospital.
After the heavy chemotherapy course, Chloe’s symptoms once again returned, at which point doctors suggested a new treatment option. Chloe’s mum, Oriana, recalls, “For 6 months, Chloe was given an inhibitor that worked very well. It was a relatively new treatment that was fortunately funded by the hospital”. After 6 months, Chloe stopped taking the inhibitor as planned. Unfortunately, her symptoms came back almost immediately. Chloe ended up staying on the inhibitor for two years, combined with chemotherapy, which had to be re-introduced.
Despite the difficulties she goes through on a daily basis, little Chloe is amazingly resilient. She is due to finish treatments in July—in time for her fourth birthday—and everyone is hoping for the best. In the meantime, Chloe, a huge fan of Mickey Mouse and Snow White, has been dreaming of going on a Disney Cruise with her family.
Oriana, Chloe’s mum, says, “The dream has really kept Chloe going for the past year. She loves Disney and a cruise would be just right: not too overwhelming but still a fantastic Disney experience”.