Poppy is a very bright, happy, beautiful 12-year-old girl. She has a smile so big she can light up a room full of people! She is at a mainstream high school & is doing really well. She loves her dancing lessons & has won many medals. She is also a great little actress & full of confidence - so much so that she has given speeches to support her hospital and raise awareness...once in front of a conference of 700 people who gave her a standing ovation! Poppy also loves cooking, playing games on her iPad and anything to do with Disney!
Poppy's smile that lights up our lives
Poppy has 3-monthly MRI scans to check the progress of the tumour and cyst. Despite being completely removed in April 2010, her tumour is still unfortunately present and active - growing a few millimetres each year. Poppy is blind in one eye but this doesn't stop her living a full life. She started daily growth hormone injections in April 2010 due to damage to her pituitary gland & hypothalamus. Poppy's fight is on-going and we live day by day & are grateful for every moment with our brave, special, amazing little girl.
Poppy at age 9 meeting her favourite band Little Mix
'Poppies grow in an environment of wind, rain and the worst nature can throw at them. Despite this they grow up strong and hardy, yet delicate and beautiful.'