A 17-year-old from Huyton has vowed to battled her disease with a positive attitude after red itchy skin turned out to be a sign of a rare type of cancer. Amie Riozzi was devastated when she was told that the rashes on her skin were a sign of Hodgkin lymphoma which she was diagnosed with in June. She also found lumps in her neck.
The Hugh Baird College student decided not to let the diagnosis get the better of her, and decided to give back as much as she could while she’s still here. She’s about to begin the six-month process of chemotherapy to remove the tumors in her chest and neck.
Rather than holding on to her hair for as long as she can, Amie has decided to shave and donate it to the Little Princess Trust for other young children like her who lose their hair.
She realized how financially unfortunate some of the families were when she was at the hospital and that’s what sparked her motive to donate her hair. As well as her hair, she’s going to be donating her tumor, bone marrow, and her blood to be researched and to hopefully help other people going through the same illness.
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