When Riley was diagnosed with cancer, the thought of him never going to school crossed my mind, my heart ached thinking about him never walking through the school gates and making friends like a ‘normal’ child.
We was told his survival rate was only about 40%. School just wasn’t something we was aiming towards. Completing the treatment plan and getting Riley into remission was the most important goal!
But today Riley walked into YEAR2!!! Year2 already! I honestly can’t believe it! The years are just going by so fast and Riley is growing up so quickly. He makes us all so proud, we’re hoping for another great year at school. But honestly, If I could stop time I would and keep him at home with me for longer…
We had one of Rileys friends round during the holidays, they were playing with each other when Riley said to his friend “I had cancer, but I’m normal now.” I had to laugh. He knows he was poorly, he knows he had cancer nobody will ever hide that from him. If he asks questions they will be answered.
I just love how honest and upfront Riley is sometimes! He did have cancer, he’s a superhero 🦸🏻♂️