What an amazing, terrifying, heartbreaking, inspiring journey Amy and her family have been on.
Medical science has advanced so much already but maybe one day, children like Amy won't risk so much, just by having treatment which cannot be avoided.
Science is searching for a way to cure brain tumours in children without causing collateral damage. Before her operation, the neurosurgeon explained that removing a brain tumour was like trying to extract the yolk from a raw egg without disturbing the white. In an instant we saw it: the yolk rupturing, the egg white torn and tattered, streaked with yellow. When I hear that two thirds of children with brain tumours survive, I always think about that egg yolk and the tattered white. It’s not enough to cure the cancer if it leaves the child with major disabilities. Maybe research will lead to a day when children don’t have two battles on their hands, one against cancer and the other against brain damage. Maybe future generations will have only one battle to fight.