Anguish as Logan faces second cancer battle
THE family of a boy who had cancer treatment in the USA have been left “shattered” by the news the disease has returned.
Eight-year-old Logan Sellers underwent proton laser therapy and chemotherapy in Jacksonville, Florida, over Christmas last year after a cancerous tumour developed behind his right eye.
The youngster spent 10 weeks away from his home along with his father, James, and twin sister Francheska, as friends raised £10,000 to help pay for their living costs in the States.
Logan was finally given the all clear in the spring of this year, but less than six months later the family were left heartbroken when a routine biopsy and MRI scan revealed a new lump has developed behind his eye.
Mr Sellers, 38, said: “Life can be so cruel, especially when there is no rhyme or reason.
“On September 4 last year Logan started his chemotherapy treatment here after being diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS).
“This was the worst news ever that turned our lives to a living nightmare.
“After being in Manchester in August to receive Logan’s results from his biopsy we found out that the living nightmare had returned.
“He was in tears at the thought of chemotherapy again after he was getting on so well with his recovery, and he asked me ‘why me when I’ve only just got better?’ But he’s such a resilient little boy and said ‘at least I know what to expect this time’.”
Consultants in the UK have looked into the best treatment options for Logan, as radiotherapy and proton therapy are not available due to it being so soon after his previous treatment.
A course of treatment has been provisionally decided but Logan’s father is waiting to tell his son until it’s been already raised more than £300 for the officially confirmed. He added: “I Ysgol Tregarth pupil to “raise his spirhave given up asking why, I just wishits”. somebody or something would give ogan’s mother, Tamara Hewitt, us a break. said: “I’m very grateful to the people
“Logan’s case is very difficult to that have donated for Logan. He is my understand. The doctors and speciallittle soldier – he’s beaten it once and ists in America have not seen a relapse he can do it again. in patients with Logan’s type of tumour “He’s a brave and resilient child after the treatment he had out there.” and at home with his sister and broth
The family, from Talybont, near ers he’s the same cheeky, happy boy Bangor, are unable to say at this stage as always. if they have any plans to take Logan “He’s our Logey Bear and we love back to the US for treatment. him unconditionally.”
Another fundraising page has been set up to help him fight through his ● Donate towards Logan’s fund at second cancer battle and locals have http://bit.ly/HelpLoganFightCancer
● Logan Sellers, 8, a pupil at Ysgol Tregarth, was devastated to find out his cancer has returned after being given the all clear in spring