LITTLE David Farlow Williams has endured more in six years than most people contend with throughout their entire lives.
However, David could soon be returning to school if a course of home treatment tablets succeed.
The six-year-old has undergone immunotherapy in Germany which destroyed most of the neuroblastoma which threatened his short life and now faces 12 weeks of chemotherapy at his home in Holyhead.
David’s grandmother Michelle, aged 49, said: “I think it’s a bit more hope for him; a bit of a chance to clear the rest of the disease.”
David’s ordeal began two years ago after doctors at Alder Hey hospital discovered a malignant tumour in his chest.
Only a small amount of the tumour remained in David’s body after the treatment at Greifswald hospital in north eastern Germany and a bone marrow test came back clear.
The family were alarmed two weeks ago, when Michelle discovered a lump in David’s throat.
Doctors at Alder Hey hospital removed the lump, which turned out to be a benign cyst.
Michelle added: “Obviously the lump scare was a shock, but you just knuckle down and you carry on with everything.
“You can’t afford to let it get to you.”
David has enjoyed the summer at home with his brother Ryan, five, and sisters Melissa, eight, Megan, four and Margaret, three.
Michelle added: “He’s never complained at all of being in pain.
“He’s a typical six year old little boy who runs around, fights with his brothers and sisters, generally plays about and doesn’t like going to bed very much!”
If the treatment goes well, David will attend Ysgol Morswyn, having only attended for a few days before his diagnosis.
Michelle added: “David always wanted to go with his big sister to school, so to actually go will be a big thing for him.”