"Hello, my name is Brooke, I’m 18 years old, I live in Redditch with my family and have acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
I wanted to share my story to help people understand more about the disease and raise funds to treat other patients like me.
It started back in August 2013. I was like any other teenager, loving life, studying hard and looking forward to my 18th birthday.
That was all to take a very sudden backseat..."
She awoke late at night in agony as a spicy meal came back to haunt her.
A simple takeaway spelled trouble for Brooke Evans as she was repeatedly rushed to A&E with terrible stomach cramps. Doctors were mystified by the cause of her suffering as the pain had often vanished with the help of medication before she could be seen by medics.
Her family were devastated when her condition was eventually diagnosed as leukaemia.
But the 18-year-old, from Redditch, is battling back to health after taking part in a new drug trial with funding provided by Cure Leukaemia. She recently met up with Cure Leukaemia Trustee Phil Upton to tell us her story...
If you would like to find out more about how you can raise money for Cure Leukaemia and support patients like Brooke, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the team will be in touch!
“Regular donations allow us to plan ahead and with planning, we can and will achieve so much more. Your donations directly improve and save the lives of leukaemia patients across the region.
These trials save lives.”
- Dr Paul Ferguson, Clinical Lecturer in Haematology
Cure Leukaemia's £1m Centre Appeal 2017