A TEENAGE leukaemia sufferer has been got just what she wanted for Christmas ... the date for her vital bone marrow transplant.
Jamie Haigh, 13, of Waterloo Rise, Waterloo, will go into hospital for the operation on Friday, January 16 after a marrow match was found.
She then faces a six-month wait before being given the all-clear.
Prior to surgery, Jamie faces a gruelling 10-day bank of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
But for the moment, the Almondbury High School pupil is simply looking forward to a quiet December with her mum Maxine, 36, sister Cally, 15 and little brother Aran, seven.
Her mum said: "She's so happy that she's at home for Christmas."
"It was massive relief. We are very happy. We're just looking forward to having Christmas at home. We are going to have a family holiday together.
"Jamie's fine and she just wants to get on with it."
Jamie will go for final tests on January 5 before being admitted to St James's Hospital in Leeds.
She will then have intensive courses of radiotherapy and chemotherapy both at St James's and Cookridge Hospitals before receiving the transplant.
Jamie could then spend up to six weeks recovering.
Doctors diagnosed the rare acute myeloid leukaemia when Jamie went for a blood test.
She is currently in remission following earlier chemotherapy in St James's teenage cancer ward.
Her long blonde hair fell out during that treatment and she now wears a hat much of the time.