Billy's Story

Billy's Story

May is Brain Tumour Awareness Month and to raise awareness of this condition the Tyler family have shared Billy's journey. The family stayed at Ronald McDonald House Birmingham for over 12 months whilst their son Billy was being treated at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Here’s their story in pictures.

February 2013

I had a CT scan which showed a tumour in the fourth ventrical of my brian. It was preventing the fluid from draining, causing a blockage and a lot of pressure. I was transferred straight to Birmingham Children's Hospital.

February 2013

At 9am I went down to theatre and was put under general anaesthetic again. Surgery took over 10 hrs to remove the tumour on my brain. Here I am in mummy and daddy's arms after surgery.

March 2013

I was allowed out of hospital to go to the Ronald McDonald House where my parents are staying close to me on my ward while I continue to take my medicine. 

 

 

March 2013

Daddy shaving my hair – in your face big C! 

April 2013

A hug full of love with Grandpa.

April 2013

Back in hospital for chemo treatment, been a bit poorly.

June 2013

Being a normal family with my new baby sister Jaime!

September 2013

To celebrate being discharged, I baked with my friends at Ronald McDonald House! 

September 2013

My friend Hardy from nursery came to play - his Mummy and her friends from NPower climbed Snowden to raise money for the House! Thank you for keeping my family close to me :) 

December 2013

Being a big brother to my little sister at home, on Christmas Eve. 

February 2014

Back in Hospital and on the road to recovery.

April 2014

I had a fantastic Easter! I went on holiday with my BFF Arnie; we had so much fun skimming stones and fishing for crabs!

July 2014

Enjoying some lunch after the MRI scan this morning – I was starving! 

December 2014

I am not ashamed to say I had the best Christmas ever last year! But every single day, especially at this time, I think about all my little buddies with wings and their families; Christmas for them will never, ever be the same again.

February 2015

Happy Valentine’s Day 2015! We visited our old home Ronald McDonald House Birmingham to sponsor the room that we stayed in thanks to all our generous family and friends.

 

February 2015

We had a meeting with the Professor to discuss my scan results - I'm so relieved to say that there were no visible signs of any activity in my head or along my spine! We can all breathe a sigh of relief for another four months! 

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