West Norfolk mum’s marathon for cancer-hit son Logan, 3
A mum-of-six from St Germans is determined to raise money for two charities close to her heart, Cure Leukaemia and Rays Of Sunshine, by embarking on the double marathon Heineken race.
Her aim is to complete the walk held in the Cotswolds on June 8 in 20 hours with two of her close friends.
Rosalind Baillie’s young son Logan, who is now three, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia as a baby and has had to endure years of traumatic treatment.
Logan has undergone 1,200 doses of chemotherapy, bone marrow aspirations and a Hickman line put into his chest.
He spent months fighting infections in hospital and had blood tests every week.
Rosalind said: “He didn’t have a childhood, because of years of harrowing treatment.”
She admitted: ‘I will have nightmares forever about it.”
Rosalind said: “It had effects on the entire family.
“It was the absolute worst time of our lives.
“Strength you never knew you had comes to you as a parent and everyhing else gets put into perspective.”
Brave Logan is now 19 months post-treatment, doing well and should be given the all-clear by July 2022, giving him the chance to enjoy his childhood as a happy, healthy little boy.
However, there is concern that Logan’s fight isn’t over, as the sheer amount of chemotherapy he has had to go through means he has the potential to develop an aggressive form of cancer as an adult.
This is what inspired Rosalind to raise money for the cause, ensuring others like Logan have a fighting chance.
Head to Rosalind’s online Just Giving page to donate and also find out more about Logan’s journey www.justgiving.com/Rosalind-Baillie.