In loving memory of Alfie Sharpe

Alfie Sharpe was born on the 19th of August 2007. Alfie is mum and dad Cheree and Steven’s only child. Cheree says: “Alfie is the most beautiful boy in the world –he is our world! He is such a character and has the most infectious laugh imaginable.”

After numerous visits to his doctor and Accident and Emergency at their local hospital in Kilmarnock, Alfie was eventually diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma on the 13th September 2011.

Alfie's story

Cheree and Steven were devastated to hear that their son had neuroblastoma, but vowed then and there to never give up and to keep fighting to get Alfie better.

Little Alfie has had numerous tests, a central line inserted, eight rounds of rapid COJEC chemotherapy and four rounds of TVD chemotherapy (a combination of topotecan, vincristine and doxorubicin). Alfie’s neuroblastoma did not respond to this frontline treatment, and he then received new chemotherapy treatment in the form of temozolomide and irinotecan.

Alfie had minimal response to treatment. His doctors advised Cheree and Steven that there was no other curative therapy available for their son in the UK.

Sadly Alfie passed away on 21st April 2014 aged six, after battling neuroblastoma for three years.