Jessica was diagnosed with stage 4 alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in June 2019. Sadly, by the time she was diagnosed she was very ill. The primary source was thought to be her right foot, where a lump had appeared some months earlier, but had been wrongly diagnosed by a soft tumour specialist at Spire Bushey as a haemangioma (a collection of blood vessels that swell up). Jessica first started to feel ill two weeks before her diagnosis and rapidly deteriorated. She had seen the GP twice in the first week and visited A&E three times in the following week, but despite (what we now know to be) warning signs, Jess was wrongly sent home each time. We were eventually referred to an oncologist at Watford General Hospital who acted very quickly as soon as she saw Jessica and admitted her to hospital for further tests that same day. Two days later we were delivered the news that a tumour had been found on her spine and it was clear there was bone marrow involvement too and Jess was transferred by blue light ambulance to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), where later that week she was diagnosed with ARMS. Further tests soon revealed the extent of her disease, which by this point was wide spread. Jess needed daily blood and platelet transfusions and started chemotherapy straight away. After a month in GOSH she was well enough to return home in between her chemotherapy treatments, of which there were to be nine rounds. After Jess’ sixth round of chemotherapy (in October) Jess was sent for scans to show how effectively the chemotherapy was working and the results showed that she had responded well, with all the tumours presenting as ‘dead’ and the bone marrow had also cleared. Unfortunately, two days before getting these results, Jess had started to feel poorly again and was having bouts of dizziness. Several trips back into Watford Hospital and she was again blue lighted to GOSH where she was placed in intensive care. An MRI showed that the cancer was present in her spinal and brain fluid. This is something never seen before at GOSH. Despite attempts to deliver chemotherapy directly into Jess’ spinal fluid, she died suddenly, after a week in ICU, on Friday 18th October 2019 following a cardiac arrest. Jess’ death has had a huge impact on her family. She has a brother Finlay, who was only 6 when she died. She was also very close to her cousins and in particular, Shihang, aged 12, who was like a sister to her.