Dapto mum Emma Drummond faces bone marrow fight for life

Angela Thompson
By Angela Thompson
Updated March 31 2021 - 10:08am, first published 10:00am
James Adam and Emma Drummond are preparing for a difficult period with their children Casey-Lee (6) and Charlie (3 months) as Emma undergoes a bone marrow transplant. Picture: Sylvia Liber

Emma Drummond knows pains that come and go - the sting of skin and tissue coming apart and knitting back together, muscular aches that feel better under a hot shower. But the pain in her bones - a side effect of chemotherapy - is constant. A weighted blanket is the only way she knows to dull it a little. She spends hours wrapped up at home, not going to the park, not being the mum she wants to be, not always having the answers when her daughter, Casey-Lee, asks difficult questions.

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Angela Thompson

Angela Thompson

Journalist

Proudly Illawarra Mercury since 2008; these days covering crime and justice issues. UOW alum. Thrilled by the chase and sobered by some of the things I see and hear when I stand still - sometimes in the same day. ang.thompson@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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