Dear Lucy

A diary written by a mother for her baby daughter who suffered from the ATRT brain tumour

Lucy Needham was born in September 2013, to her immensely proud parents,  Tracey and Paul, and a sister for Jack and Molly. From their home near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, they looked forward to happy days and all the things that families anticipate in life. It was not to be that simple…

In August 2014, when Lucy was just 10 months old, their lives were turned upside down when she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumour.

Tracey kept a diary throughout Lucy’s long and painful treatment, recording each new diagnosis and resulting treatment, every setback, every advance, and each glimmer of hope for Lucy, her family, the medical teams and the scores of helpers and well-wishers.

Lucy’s story is a deeply affecting mix of human emotion and medical science. It tells of a mother’s anguish in terms that bring tears to our eyes, but also takes us on a journey, mapped by science, that is as dramatic as it is heart-rending.

All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to:

PACT SHEFFIELD (Parents’ Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia)

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