Luana was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukaemia) when she was 10 years old. Last year Luana relapsed and has just completed TBI (total body irradiation) in preparation for a bone marrow transplant.
Chemo Duck aka “Lulu” has been there every step of the way and is a very special companion for Luana, making her smile and always there to catch her tears.
In preparation to spend 6 weeks in isolation, Luana has been busy making Lulu some special accessories of her own including a pink wardrobe (a great way to organise all the outfits from Blue Light Babies!), complete with pink hangers and decorated with photo’s of Lulu and a matching pink bed with help from her creative Play Specialist!
Lulu also has her very own radiotherapy mask as per Luana’s request to the Play Team – how amazing is that?!
“I love Chemo Duck because she is always there for me even through the bad times and good times” – Luana
Did you know? £25 could fund a Chemo Duck for a child with cancer in the UK.
The Give A Duck Foundation now donate Chemo Ducks to over 30 UK hospitals to help support children on their cancer journey.