Our story of sur­vival is in­spir­ing other kids

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Letters -

Our daugh­ters Indy, four, and Evie, five, met a cou­ple of months into their stay at Royal Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal in Mel­bourne af­ter they were both di­ag­nosed with acute lym­phoblas­tic leukaemia at the age of two.

The girls got along straight away. They have this in­de­scrib­able bond. They have tack­led some re­ally dif­fi­cult times to­gether, so it’s beau­ti­ful to see them come out the other side smil­ing.

Evie and Indy speak in Amer­i­can ac­cents when they play be­cause they spent time in their hospi­tal rooms iso­lated and alone watch­ing Youtube or Amer­i­can movies. They both have so much char­ac­ter.

We have be­come re­ally good friends too. There is this in­de­scrib­able bond, which is dif­fer­ent to ev­ery other friend­ship.

When the girls got asked to do a pic­ture book for chil­dren fight­ing ill­ness ill­ness, they were ex­cited. Do­ing it has made them even closer. E Evie keeps telling ev­ery­one they are best friends an and when they asked her what her favourite part a about the book was she said it was do­ing it with h Indy be­cause Indy was her best friend. Th They­hey k keep ask­ing ev­ery­one who has the book if f the they want their au­to­graph! They think

t the they’re pretty cool. K Kate Dawes, Healesville, Vic & Kate Glee­son, MaM Marysville, Vic To help The Get Well Tree reach sick kids, vis­itv www.the­heart­pro­ject.com.au/buy­book

Now Close friends Indy and Evie – who are in re­mis­sion – want other chil­dren to find hope through their story. Then

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