Nine-year-old Daniel from Wallingford was diagnosed with non Hodgkin anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) in January 2013. After an intensive course of chemotherapy and having been told that he was in remission, the cancer then returned. Since then, brave Daniel has undergone a drug trial at UCLH and a bone marrow transplant.
Daniel loves watching ‘Deadly 60’, the CBBC programme that is presented by Steve Backshall, and it helped to cheer him up during the long stays in hospital. Daniel has always dreamt of meeting Steve, who he thinks is very brave, and Starlight arranged for him to meet his hero at a live Easter show at Longleat Safari & Adventure Park. Steve was brilliant and very friendly and even let Daniel hold a baby crocodile!
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