It has been a long road to recovery for courageous Awsworth Primary School pupil Brandon Moon, who was just five when he was diagnosed with leukaemia.
But, now aged nine, Brandon has made a remarkable recovery from life-threatening acute lymphoblactic leukaemia and even inspired a recent 5K fun run whih has raised more than £2,500 for the Clic Sargent children’s cancer charity.
Brandon and his grandmother June Wheelhouse, took their places among a more than 450 who registered for the run, which was co-ordinated by senior teacher Ian Baxter in collaboration with head teacher Jane Mainprize.
Despite his life being at great risk during the extensive treatment he received at the the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, Brandon always had a smile on his face and has defied the odds.
June, who Brandon affectionately calls ‘Grannie B’ said: “He is a real fighter and throughout his long journey to recovery he has always put on a brave face. I am so proud of him”.
On the day of the 5K Fun Run Awsworth Primary teacher Ian Baxter made a point of announcing to those taking part and the crowds supporting the event that “Brandon is our inspiration.
“It is because of him and the terrible trauma he has gone through that we chose to support the wonderful charity Clic Sargent.
“To see him taking part with his gran and his classmates is really inspiring and he is a great example to all of us.”
“It is appropriate that he above all others has expressed a wish to issue a special “thank you” to everyone who took part in the Fun Run and helped to raise a magnificent sum.”