In 2006, our daughter Lottie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, an invasive form of cancer which required her to undergo two and a half years of treatment and chemotherapy.
My husband Lee is a quiet man but during that time he showed incredible strength and was a rock for the whole family - me, our son Dan and especially Lottie.
From the moment of her diagnosis he quietly got on with it, confident that everything would sort itself out in the end. Even through the toughest times, when Lottie was sick, when she had other complications such as pneumonia, shingles, kidney failure, reactions to all the drugs, he was calm and totally supportive. He held Lottie's hand and made her laugh. He was there for me when I had a good cry. And he always made time for Dan.
Lottie has been in remission for a year and things are looking good for her. But I would like the world to know that Lee is our hero.