Below her mum, Koryn, tells her story.
On 16th July 2022 Libby and her brother, Dylan, were visiting family in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. They were playing on Cleethorpes beach when Dylan playfully pushed Libby, and she landed on her hip. This is where Libby's journey began.
When she returned home to Kidderminster in Worcestershire, Libby's pain continued. After a trip to both Kidderminster and Worcester A&E departments, we were told by doctors that she had pulled a muscle. We were given ibuprofen and told to wait until it had all blown over.
After two weeks of still being in pain, we decided that it definitely wasn't a pulled muscle and, after another trip to the hospital, Libby was finally given an x-ray. We were told to go to the bone clinic in two days for the results.
At the clinic, we were told that not only did Libby have a fractured hip, but they also picked up something else too.
Libby was admitted to Worcester hospital and, on 19th August 2022, our whole world fell apart when we were told that Libby had cancer. She was just 8 years old. Later, doctors confirmed that she Ewing sarcoma in her femur.
Following her diagnosis, Libby was discharged from hospital and allowed home in a wheelchair. Unfortunately, her time at home was short-lived. Libby found a new love of doing wheelies, and soon fell out of her chair.
After the fall, she completely broke her hip. She was admitted to Worcester yet again to have her leg put in a support traction. She was eventually transferred to Birmingham Children's Hospital, where she remained on traction for the next two months.
Her central line was then fitted, and treatment began.
There have been many ups, downs, and delays to treatment due to her being so unwell. However, being the strong, sassy girl that she always is, Libby continued to keep everyone around her smiling and laughing!
Libby finished her final round of chemotherapy at Birmingham Children's Hospital in May 2023, followed by surgery on her leg in June. She is recovering really well and already learning to walk again. We couldn't be more proud of her.
Since then, Libby and her family have set up Libby's Journey of Life, a Special Fund of the Bone Cancer Research Trust, to fund vital research into Ewing sarcoma.
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