Family overwhelmed by support helping son in cancer battle
A family has thanked people for supporting them through the difficulties of helping their son battle a rare form of cancer.
Logan Evans, aged eight, from Himley, was diagnosed with B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma in May - one of only three cases to have been diagnosed in the last five years.
The disease affects his immune system, with Logan beginning a three year programme of treatments including daily chemotherapy, steroids and a central line.
Since the news of Logan’s diagnosis, his mother Sue says she has been “overwhelmed" by the support.
She said: "I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who have stood up for us. I just can’t believe what people have done for us.
"You think that the world can be a cruel place, but at times like this you realise that there is so much human kindness and goodwill out there”.
Logan’s school, St John’s Church of England Primary in Swindon, raised £1,200 and Sue’s employers SAS International donated £1,400 to Ward 18 of Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Meanwhile, the motocross community - a sport close to the Evans’ hearts - organised a charity bike ride and auction, and set up a GoFundMe page for the family.
Sue and her husband John make regular trips to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, with Logan’s chemotherapy sessions becoming more frequent.
“It is hard for all of us, but the support of so many people has made such a difference to us. “We can only take one day at a time and we know there is no miracle cure.
"But Logan is such a resilient, happy little man and we will be doing all we can to keep his spirits up.”
By Michael Nelson