by Bailey, Tom, Georgia & Sophie
Cancer blogs goes viral
Felix, 10, was diagnosed with leukaemia in January earlier this year. Since then, he has committed himself to writing daily blogs on his Facebook page.
Felix, from Bournemouth but since his treatment began school life has taken a back seat in life. He doesn’t let this affect him and tries to live his life to the full whilst he can.
His first post on his Facebook page, on the 8th February read:
“This is my story. The story of a 10 year old boy”
“The story, which at the moment, is a bit of a curve ball”
“I have acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia”
Felix previously played for Bournemouth Poppies and is a huge Bournemouth fan. Only last week Felix received a visit from Eddie Howe, the Bournemouth manager, at his family home by the South coast. Eddie was reported to have had tea with Felix and his parent’s and brother Rufus. Just to make Felix’s experience even better, Eddie gave Felix a signed shirt from all of the players and invited him to watch a training session and meet his heroes.
Leukaemia is cancer of the white blood cells. Acute leukaemia means the condition progresses rapidly and aggressively and requires immediate treatment. Leukaemia is cancer of the white blood cells. Acute leukaemia means the condition progresses rapidly and aggressively and requires immediate treatment. Felix is showing extreme bravery in fighting this condition and continues to stay positive and inspire others with his blogs.
Felix’s Facebook page has nearly 3000 likes as his message of stay positive and never give up going viral. His humour on his page brings a smile to people’s face which was his goal from the start. As a very selfless child, he thanks Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group for all the help they are giving him in his battle.
One of Felix’s biggest admirers is his Mum who is always full of praise for her little hero. “Felix means happy. He’s always been a happy kid who loves making people laugh because life’s too serious and hard enough as it is. I’m incredibly proud of him.”
Here are various quotes who have heard about Felix’s incredible story:
Mrs Cassidy – One of my friend’s daughter’s was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of 14. Her biggest hero was Shane Filan from Westlife. Her aim in life was to meet him, and all her positivity paid off when she got the chance to meet her biggest hero. Sadly, she passed away the next day; but her fight was amazing but leukaemia won the fight. When having a disease as bad as leukaemia, positivity is the key, having a sense of humour may help you win the fight so well done Felix. One of the mains things to remember when going through something like this is that there is always hope… always.
Mr Patel – Felix is exceptionally brave to start a blog about his disease especially as he’s so young. The fact that he doesn’t want people to feel sorry for him, he just wants to share his story in the hope he helps someone who is going through the same thing as him. But he’s also making people aware of ALL while also making people laugh at the same time.
Felix’s story is truly inspiring and is continuing to put a smile on people’s faces.