Steph Thompson: Acute Myeloid Leukaemia didn't stop me

Steph - Crewe Vagrants
Steph Thompson was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in June 2017, she was an avid hockey player and had even played a Summer League game the week before her diagnosis. Over the past 8 months Steph underwent 5 weeks of her initial and subsequent courses of chemotherapy at the Royal Stoke Hospital in Newcastle-under-Lyme, she then had to have another 3 courses of chemotherapy, but, just 4 weeks ago was given the all clear. 

On Wednesday 6th Feb 2019 Steph headed back to Crewe Vagrants Hockey Club for her first training session since being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, she was excited and looking forward to the 16th Feb... Her first match! 

On Saturday 16th Feb, Steph took to the pitch, 8 months to the weekend after the diagnosis. She posted this picture on her Facebook page with ‘I played 40(ish) minutes of hockey with my brilliant team! So happy to be out on that pitch again and so far feeling pretty good. Here’s to the next few games!’ Congratulations Steph and welcome back to Hockey! 

Steph - Crewe Vagrants - Match Photo

Crewe Vagrants Hockey Club stood with her the entire way, they were spotted at the Womens Hockey World Cup.

They also Raised over £1000 for Bloodwise Charity with their Hockeython. 

Fantastic support and a real Hockey Family. Congratulations to Steph on your speedy recovery!