Alfie was diagnosed in Nov 2012 at just 4 years old, with stage 4 Rhabdomyosarcoma, this is a rare form of muscle cancer with less then 60 children a year get diagnosed. His prognosis is still very poor, initially the Williams family were told that he may not live past 6 months as you can imagine their lives including two older brothers George and Henry were turned upside down.
Alfie is still fighting the illness today even after enduring months of intensive chemotherapy and 25 days of Radiotherapy and is now currently on maintenance chemotherapy daily which is designed to stop any distant cancer cells around his body getting a footing again. Alfie still has a primary tumour which is of concern and the family remain ever hopeful that this will not increase in size as surgery is not viable.
Samantha Williams Alfie’s mum says “Alfie remains an inspiration to us all as a family as he takes his medication and weekly hospital trips all in his stride. He is so full of life and is always smiling even though he has such a serious condition with an uncertain future, on occasion we have to remind ourselves that he is poorly. Alfie was so happy to be nominated for the ‘Little Trooper of the Month’ award and is looking forward to taking his medal into school to show his friends and teachers. We would just like to thank everyone at My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures for picking Alfie”
Alfies father Gaz Williams is a serving British Army solider, a Warrant Officer in the Royal Artillery.
Louise Fetigan founder of the charity says “Little superstar Alfie is such a deserving winner of this award, his story touched our hearts”