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AMAZING MILLIE: Funds raised for inspiring Bushey teen after cancer diagnosis

 Published on: 14th January 2022   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Bushey schoolgirl who was tragically diagnosed with cancer in the lead-up to Christmas has been supported by the community in her efforts to fight the disease.

Millie Seal, 13, a pupil at Bushey Meads School, woke up with a huge lump under her chin and a couple on the left side of her neck on December 12 last year, and after undergoing a number of tests at Watford General Hospital for several days, a lymphologist confirmed he thought Millie had Hodgkins Lymphoma.

To confirm this, she had to undergo many more tests, including CT scans, echo cardiograms, a PET CT scan and blood tests in the Teenage Cancer Unit in University College London Hospital.

Millie was transferred there by ambulance and stayed there for 11 days.

On Christmas Eve, she was given the official diagnosis of Stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Steroids were started on Christmas Day and her first lot of Chemo started on December 30.

She will need at least six months of chemotherapy and, although the prognosis is good for this type of cancer, she will have to endure at least six months of gruelling steroids and various other medications to counter the side effects of the treatment.

Family friend Danielle Barnett set up a GoFundMe page for Millie and within just three days, more than £2,500 had been raised to help cover the cost of the family’s travel and hospital costs.

The funding will also help with the funding of a wig for Millie, and any left-over funds will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

To donate, please visit www.gofundme.com/f/rg9d3c-millie-seal

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