Mum and son who fought cancer together for nearly four years given the all-clear

A mum and son who have been fighting cancer together for nearly four years have both been given the all-clear.

Vici Rigby was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and just five months later four-year-old son George was found to have acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. George was recently given the all-clear a few months after his mum was discharged.

Vici, 40, said: “I remember thinking we had to hope for two miracles, for us both to get better.

“You never think the day is going to come.

“You get into the routine of hospital appointments and planning your lives around that.

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“Then, all of a sudden, we can now make plans, book a holiday and arrange things without the worry.”

The family moved from Bromsgrove, Worcs, to Tenby, south-west Wales, last summer.

But they decided not to transfer George’s treatment to a local hospital.

Instead, Vici and her husband Jamie chose a monthly 350-mile, seven-hour round trip so their son could be treated at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. Vici said: “The team at Worcestershire were amazing.

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“There were a few times when both I and George were in the hospital at the same time and they were all just brilliant.

“I honestly can’t praise them enough.”

Dawn Forbes, a nurse who treated George, said: “It’s been an absolute pleasure to care for George and his family over the last three and a half years.

“George has been very brave throughout his treatment.

“We are in awe of George’s parents, Vici and Jamie, who have also shown immense resilience throughout his treatment.”

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