She Woke Up One Day Covered In Bruises, A Rare Form Of Cancer Was Threatening Her Life

When Thea Wilson woke up one morning to the most shocking sight of her life. Her body was covered in dark purple bruises without knowing how they came to form.

Doctors have diagnosed Wilson with Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia, a form of cancer so rare that it only affects 100 people each year.

“When they sat me down and told me I was seriously ill, I didn’t know what to do,” Wilson told The Mirror. “All of a sudden they told me I had aggressive leukemia, I was a medical emergency, and my hair was going to fall out.”

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New form of cancer with bruises

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Six months after receiving her diagnosis, Wilson’s doctors informed her that she is now in “molecular remission.” And she is thanking those who cared for her by fundraising for The Shropshire Blood Fund Trust.

“The blood unit saved my life, so I wanted to give something back by raising money for them,” she explained.

This is how Wilson’s nurse described her:

“She is a classic example of someone with great spirit, who rises up in the face of adversity and turns a negative into a positive,” said Atkins.

Article: The Mirror