Brave Isaac Fell finishes his cancer treatment and celebrates in style with a trip to the Monaco Grand Prix with the Starlight Children's Foundation
A brave Stamford schoolboy suffering from leukaemia celebrated the end of his chemotherapy in style in Monaco.
Isaac Fell, 12, who was battling acute lymphoblastic leukaemia after being diagnosed in February 2016, celebrated the end of three years and four months of treatment on Thursday with a trip to the Monaco Grand Prix.
Liz Fell, 41, his mum, from Tallington, said: “I don’t think it’s quite sunk in yet that Isaac has finished his treatment.
“It’s just a weird feeling at the moment.
“Isaac has been at the maintenance stage of his treatment since September 2016.
“It’s involved a daily drug, weekly drug and monthly drug so it just becomes normal really.
“Isaac has just taken it all in his stride and we’re really proud of him.
“We’re also really proud of Noah [Isaac’s younger brother, who is 10] too who has supported him throughout his treatment.”
Isaac, who attends Stamford School and is a huge Formula One fan, had a once-in-a-lifetime wish to attend a race granted by the Starlight Children’s Foundation and was flown out to Monaco to enjoy the whole race weekend.
He was also joined by Liz, a barrister, dad Simon 42, a headteacher and younger brother Noah, 10, along with other family members.
While there, he was taken by speedboat to the Red Bull team motorhome, interviewed on Sky Sports F1, shown around the pit garages and got to meet all of the drivers.
“Lewis Hamilton is his favourite driver and he really enjoyed meeting him,” said Liz.
“He sat in his car and he also met Sebastian Vettel and got to play with his steering wheel.
“Simon said he completely speechless when he was meeting them.”
Despite suffering with his leukaemia, Isaac continued to take part in sports days and also managed to get an academic scholarship into Stamford School.
The family, who are all into sport, will be framing Issac’s beads of courage in parts of the athletics track from the London Olympics in 2012.
Children in treatment for cancer collect beads to represent different parts of their treatment so they can see and share their journey.
The family have also been fundraising for Children with Cancer UK, Clic Sargeant, Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
On Monday, Liz and Isaac’s aunty Lisa ran the Vitality 10,000 in London dressed as bells for Children with Cancer UK.
Today, Isaac is ringing the end of treatment bell in the Amazon Ward at Peterborough City Hospital and tomorrow will be having a special party with family and friends.