Six-year-old girl in hospital for more than a year

THE North Yorkshire family of a little girl who spent over a year in hospital battling leukemia spoke of the invaluable accommodation provided to them by a charity.

Six-year-old Evie Armstrong from Scarborough was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in August 2020 and has since been in Leeds Hospital, receiving treatment, including a bone marrow transplant.

Her mother, Katy Armstrong, said Candlelighters, a Yorkshire childhood cancer charity, provided the family with overnight accommodation at Candlelighters Cottage.

“This is a wonderful, self-contained, shared home, home available for families with children receiving treatment in hospital,” she said.

“We are very grateful for all the help they provide and we can see firsthand what a wonderful job they do!” She said that she and Evie’s father, Simon, were able to have dinner together in six months and spend precious family time with Evie.

Candlelighters aims to raise funds and raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

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