Introducing The Ruanes: Part 1
Diagnosed with Leukaemia, here we meet Katie, alongside her parents, Paula and Kevin and younger brother Milo. Discussing the initial shock of discovering Katie’s diagnosis, her family provide an insight into the first few weeks of being in hospital and also the treatment provided for Katie. Praising the efforts of her friends and the importance of having a strong support network, Katie’s parents’ also talk about the mixed quality of care provided by the doctors and nurses treating their daughter. Sharing his fear of rather big needles, brother Milo discusses having to endure a blood test when the possibility of Katie needing a bone marrow transplant arose.