our wall of memory - Adam Sandells
Adam Sandells, the boy that brought sunshine into every room
2004 to 23/7/2009
In May 2007, Adam was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. He had tumours in his abdomen, bone marrow and over a third of his skull. Adam immediately began a course of treatment involving chemotherapy, a fourteen hour operation to remove a tumour from his stomach, stem cell transplant, radiotherapy and oral chemotherapy.
Fourteen months later, specialists at Alder Hey Hospital declared Adam clear of neuroblastoma. He was able to join his elder brother Michael at their primary school in Newton, Merseyside.
After being in remission for three months, parents John and Christine noticed a lump had appeared on Adam's head. Tests revealed that his cancer had returned and it had spread to his shoulder, thighs, and spine.
After a consultation at a private clinic in London, the family raised £75,000 for alternative treatments. Although his family searched worldwide for ground breaking treatments, there was no cure for Adam's cancer and he passed away peacefully in his sleep on the 23rd July 2009.
All the money raised to help Adam will be used to help other children with neuroblastoma.