Unfortunately, worse was yet to come. As Katie was pregnant with their second child, she underwent an amniocentesis to find out if their unborn baby girl, Harper, also carried the gene. Sadly, she did.
Katie would need to deliver baby Harper early, so chemotherapy treatment could begin.
“Whilst it was quite devastating at the time, we remained positive that we were doing the right thing,” Katie tells Camp Quality. “We were going to deliver her early, and treat her early, and we’d be ahead of the game.”
With both of their infant children, Eli, now 3, and Harper, 2, needing regular ongoing cancer treatment in hospital, the Rollinsons have had to endure more in the past three years than most families do in a lifetime.
Camp Quality has been there to support them. Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to give the Rollinsons a much-needed break from the stresses of cancer on a free Family Camp.