London Simpson’s 2020 has been even more challenging than normal. The nine-year-old Caps fan was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the most common type of cancer in children, and was getting chemotherapy while trying to complete the fourth grade.
“The beginning of the year, we were in the hospital for the first month doing treatment,” Rose Simpson, London’s mom, said to the Capitals. “So many treatments and so much chemo that basically she could barely get out of bed and barely walk. Now, to go months later, we’re finally in maintenance and she’s running around. It’s exciting to see her come up from the treatment.”
Recently, the family was surprised by the Capitals and Nic Dowd with a Hope For Henry Homegating Party to try and lift their spirits after such a challenging year.