Kate writes moving letter to boy fighting leukaemia

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2011, 18:42 PM IST

London: The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton wrote a moving letter to a nine-year-old boy who is battling leukaemia.

Kate, 29, wrote the heartfelt note to the boy after her visit to the children’s cancer unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton, Surrey, reports the Daily Express.

The Duchess met Fabian Bate while he was midway through a four-hour session of chemotherapy at the hospital.

Although, Kate has met hundreds of children after her engagement to Prince William, but the plight of young Fabian has affected her the most.

“I was so touched by your strength of character,” she told the youngster, who hopes to have a bone marrow transplant from one of his two sisters in December.

“I will keep my fingers crossed that your health goes from strength to strength over the months ahead.”

“This must be a troubling time for you, your parents and your sisters, but I know I left the Royal Marsden assured by how incredibly talented, kind and clever the team at the hospital are. Combined with your belief and positive energy, you couldn’t be in better hands.” Catherine wrote.

ANI