Postcard appeal for two-year-old leukaemia sufferer

9 May 2017

A terminally-ill little girl has appealed for help to make her dreams come true.

Jessie Stocks, aged two, Dodsworth, was diagnosed with leukaemia before the age of one.

She has lived in Sheffield Children’s Hospital for the past 17 months while receiving treatment and recovering from a bone marrow transplant.

An appeal has been set up by her family asking for members of the public to send postcards from holiday destinations worldwide.

The appeal was originally posted on Facebook on 2 May by Miss Stocks’ mother Mel Stocks, 37, and was shared over 2000 times within 24 hours.

She wants the postcards to brighten up her hospital room and cheer up her big sister, Macy, aged seven, who has been by her side every day.

Mrs Stocks said: “All I am trying to do is give them a little something to look forward to and something we can do together.”

She also said: “All my Jessie really knows is these four walls, please let’s show her there is a big wide world out there waiting for her to go and see and explore with her big sis, mummy and daddy.”

The toddler has the Philadelphia chromosome gene, a gene extremely rare in children.

Miss Stocks’ family has asked for the postcards to be sent to Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Ward M3, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TH.

Written by Eleanor Barraclough

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