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She immediately started on a course of intense chemotherapy and has been an inpatient at Glasgow Royal Hospital for Children since then.

Catherine has now undergone a third round of chemotherapy and requires regular blood transfusions as the treatment kills all the good and bad blood cells.

Doctors have yet to decide if she requires a bone marrow transplant.

She is likely to remain in hospital until the end of the year and will need outpatient daycare treatment for up to three years.

The Barvas and Brue Youth Cafe is organising a soup and pudding fundraiser at noon in the Barvas Hall this Saturday.

The money raised will go towards supporting the Macleod family.

Parents Louise and Innes - who hail from Lewis and live in Glasgow - said the news of their daughter’s illness was “devastating.”

The family said: “Catherine’s big sister Emily is not allowed to visit because Catherine is at high risk of infection which has been very hard as Emily misses her little sister terribly.

“Catherine is doing amazingly well considering everything her wee body is going through and we couldn't be prouder of our little fighter and her big sister.”

A fundraising webpage has been set up at


Community rallies around young cancer patient

25 Sept 2017

A youth group in Lewis is fundraising to help the family of a baby affected by cancer.

Catherine Macleod was just six months old when she was diagnosed with leukaemia in May.