Georgiana Pooley

GeorgianaPooley GeorgianaPooley1Georgiana Jacqueline was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (A.L.L.) on 28th February 2014 at just 22 month old

Following diagnosis Georgi spent the initial 2 ½ months in Leeds General Infirmary where she underwent intensive chemotherapy, blood and platelet transfusions (too many to recall), a Hickman line fitted (under anaesthetic) and countless lumbar punctures whilst fighting many infections.

During this time Georgi lost her ability to walk 3 times and had to learn to speak all over again.  She was constantly sick from all of the medication and when on steroid treatment, she became so big that she was unable to sit up properly and support her own body weight.

Life For a Kid supported the Pooley family and a couple of events took place.

Dean Walker, Martin Murtagh and few others took part in Long distance cycling events.

Jed Rust and Lisa Jewitt arranged a Beach Party in France when Hull FC Took on the Catalan Dragons.