Erin unfazed by whirlwind of treatment
DESPITE having her world turned upside down, Portland’s Erin Compton, 7, is taking everything in her stride.
On July 7, the animal-loving youngster and her family received the news no one ever wishes to hear – cancer – after a lump on her stomach was diagnosed as nephroblastoma.
Also known as Wilms Tumour, nephroblastoma is a tumour that grows on one kidney; it had grown on Erin’s right kidney and spread to her left lung.
This week, Erin received possibly her final round of chemotherapy at the Royal Children’s Hospital before surgery to remove cancerous growths.
Her mother, Crystal Hollis, said she has been consistently optimistic.
“Erin has been really good,” Ms Hollis said.
“She’s taking it all in her stride; the extra attention from the newspapers and Facebook hasn’t made a difference.
“She is missing her animals back home and her friends from school.”