A mum–of-three from Hackney is searching for a stem cell donor after being diagnosed with leukaemia in February.
Venessa Taylor, 48, an assistant head teacher at a primary school, was diagnosed after suffering extreme fatigue and back pain. ‘They initially thought it was glandular fever,’ said Venessa. ‘But after a couple of months it hadn’t gone away and a blood test revealed I had leukaemia. I was admitted to hospital the same day.’