An­guish as Lo­gan faces sec­ond can­cer bat­tle

Caernarfon Herald - - NEWS -

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

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