After months of intensive treatment a Bridlington youngster is enjoying a few weeks rest, back at his home, this summer.
Little Ronnie Kemp-Duke, aged four, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma last August when he became unwell. After a series of hospital appointments and tests he was transferred to Leeds General Infirmary, where after CT and MRI scans, blood tests and transfusions and a series of other medical procedures, the rare Neuroblastoma cancer was discovered.
Ronnie’s auntie Melinda Citrine has finished her sponsored swim for the Neuroblastoma UK Charity. Melinda undertook a gruelling 140 mile swim in her local pool over several weeks, but thought it fitting to finish off the challenge at East Riding Leisure in Bridlington….with Ronnie and his family there to cheer her on.
So far Melinda has raised almost £600 of her £1,000 target and you can still send a donation for the charity via www.sponsorme.co.uk/melindacitrine.
Vaughne Kemp, Ronnie’s father told the Echo: “Ronnie is currently halfway through his intensive immunotherapy treatment plan and so far things have turned out well. He had an updated ultra-sound scan earlier in the month and this showed that no growth had occurred around the operation area. The scan detected two new pieces of scar tissue from his initial tumour but the consultants at LGI aren’t too concerned at present.”
He added: “We just keep moving forward and take each day as it comes. Ronnie is back home with his brother and sister and is having plenty of fun and treats.”