AT just nine-years-old young Jazmine Lewis has been handed the news that she has terminal cancer.
The brave schoolgirl from Henley-in-Arden was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, when she was just six, after months of suffering with pains in her right leg.
After lengthy and painful treatments including chemotherapy and operations, Jazmine was declared in remission last November but tragically the cancer has returned.
Now Jazmine who lives with her mum Jade and little sister Jessenia who is four, in Prince Harry’s Road, has compiled a bucket or wish list of things she really wants to do in the time she has left.
Mum Jade, who is 34 said: “Jazmine is being very brave. She did have a long journey and now she has relapsed. We thought we had beaten it but in the last month her eyes started to swell and she was getting headaches. Then my mum found a lump the size of an egg on her head and we got her booked in for a scan. They said the cancer’s back and it’s terminal.”
Determined Jazmine has already crossed off one of her wishes - meeting singer Peter Andre - and is set to record TV programme ‘Secret Millionaire’ on Sunday when she will meet the cast of EastEnders.
Other wishes include a party with all her friends, a cinema trip and a celebrity makeover and photo shoot.
Jazmine’s devastated mum is also hoping that as one of the faces of Be Child Cancer Aware, her daughter will raise awareness among parents and teenagers in recognising the signs and symptoms of cancer in young people.
“The thing is that if I hadn’t had a child and she hadn’t had cancer, I wouldn’t have known any of her symptons.”
“People need to be aware.”
If you can help Jazmine with ideas for her wish list visit www.mybucketlist.org.uk .For more information about cancer in young people visit the Be Child Cancer Aware website.