EXCITED Isobel Fletcher, aged four, has celebrated completing more than two years of treatment for cancer.

Isobel was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in January 2017, three days before her second birthday.

Parents Dave and Vicky originally became worried when young Izzy seemed to suffer from a never-ending series of colds and sniffles, and their anxieties worsened when spots appeared on her skin.

The spots appeared on a Thursday night, and by the Saturday, Izzy had been diagnosed with ALL at the Royal Worcestershire Hospital.

She was transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and treatment was administered there and in Worcester.

In the ensuing two years and four months of treatment, she had to take 752 doses of chemotherapy, visited clinics 45 times and had 94 visits from community nurses.

She also had to undergo sedation 14 times, endure six blood or platelet transfusions and spent 55 nights in hospital.

But now she has had the opportunity to ring the official End-of-Treatment bell at Royal Worcestershire Hospital.

Dad Dave said: “It has been difficult for her and for all of us, but now that the treatment is ended, she was really excited to be able to ring the bell.

“It’s a really nice tradition that they have, and it gives the children undergoing treatment something to focus on and something to look forward to.”

Dawn Forbes, the children and young people’s oncology nurse at the cancer unit at the Royal, said: “Izzy has continued to smile throughout her treatment and is a delightful little girl!

"She is an inspiration to us all.

“We wish Izzy and her family all the very best!”

Now Izzy’s family, from Claines, are supporters of the Children of Worcester Cancer Fund, which raises money to supply treats and games to be kept at a cupboard at the hospital in Worcester.

The fund is hosting a charity ball on Saturday, September 21, at the Chateau Impney Hotel in Droitwich.

Tickets cost £50 per person, and tables of ten are available.

To reserve your tickets please contact Dawn Forbes on 01905 761470 or dawn.forbes1@nhs.net, or Nat Beard on 07895 612693.