I’mStill – Ellie Louise Brown
Every day, three people in Northern Ireland are diagnosed with a blood cancer.
7 year old Ellie Louise from Dungannon is one of these. She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in 2012, aged just three years and three months.
Ellie Louise had contracted chicken pox and after several days, her mum, Fiona, a nurse, instinctively knew something wasn’t quite right. When her condition continued to deteriorate, Fiona urged doctors to carry out more tests.
When these revealed Ellie Louise had leukaemia, she was in a critical condition and commenced life-saving treatment with just hours to spare. She was a very sick little girl and had many complications, but her feisty spirit won through.
Four years on, now in P3, Ellie Louise is a bright, bubbly and fun-loving little girl who loves nothing more than a good book and a giggle. She’s a strong swimmer and has set her sights on being a swimming champ one day.
After battling leukaemia, Ellie Louise is still a little bookworm – and she’s still loving life.