A BRAVE teenage leukaemia sufferer will have to wait for a vital bone marrow transplant.
Jamie Haigh, 13, of Waterloo Rise, Waterloo, was due to have the life-saving transplant on January 16.
But she became ill again and now faces another gruelling few months of hospital treatment.
Jamie was in remission following treatment at St James's teenage cancer ward and Cookridge Hospital in Leeds.
Mum Maxine, 36, said Jamie was taken back to hospital on New Year's Eve.
"It was a disappointment and it was a shock. I was hoping and praying that maybe it hadn't come back and Jamie was going to be able to have the operation.
"We can't be exactly sure when that might be but we are hoping it could be March.
"Now we will have to wait until she is back in remission."
Jamie was diagnosed with the rare acute myeloid leukaemia in June last year when she had a routine blood test.
If the operation goes ahead in March Jamie, a pupil at Almondbury High School, then faces a 10-day spell of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.