When three-year old Maddox Tallowin got a Mohawk haircut little did he know that the decision will save his life after his parents found lumps on the sides of his neck in the back of his head.
Ben and Barbie Tallowin rushed their son to the Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where the doctors diagnosed Maddox with leukaemia and immediately put him on a chemotherapy course. The doctors revealed that while Maddox is now in remission, he will have to undergo chemotherapy and steroids treatment for three more years.
"It was more luck than anything else that we found it. Maddox had a Mohawk haircut. The sides were short but when we touched the actual mohawk there were these bumps on either side of his neck at the bottom of his head. I feel so lucky we found it when we did. The doctors said that often it isn't picked up until the child is unwell and Maddox wasn't ill at the time so we got it early", Ben Tallowin said.