Louis’ wish comes true

Louis Brook gets ready to fly a plane thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation.
Louis Brook gets ready to fly a plane thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation.
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A BOY who has twice beaten life-threatening illnesses is set to have his wish of returning to school come true.

Louis Brook had a life-saving liver transplant in September, but was diagnosed with a bone marrow condition at Christmas and post-transplant cancer on the day before his 12th birthday in March.

In April, he told the Reporter that all he wanted was to join his friends back at school.

Now it seems his wish could come true by the year’s end.

Mum Lisa Brook, of School Lane, Dewsbury Moor, said: “We’ve found out that Louis is now in remission which is great news.

“His bone marrow condition seems to be getting better too now that the chemotherapy has stopped and he is so much more energetic.

“He still has to visit clinics regularly and they are going to do weekly checks for the virus which caused the cancer, but it very rarely happens twice.

“We’re all so relieved that the chemotherapy has worked. We’re now looking forward to spending some time together away from the hospital and they’ve said Louis may get back to school by Christmas.”

In the meantime, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has treated Louis to some special days out, including flying a plane and meeting TV presenters Ant and Dec.

Louis has also been busy doing his bit to help other children with cancer.

He has set up a web page, http://www.justgiving.com/lisa-brook0, which has already raised £260 for children’s cancer charity Candlelighters.

Miss Brook said: “I can’t begin to say how grateful we are to the staff at Leeds General Infirmary and Candlelighters.

“They have all been fantastic and Louis would like to say a massive thank you to them all, especially his consultant.”