Coronation Street‘s Fiz Stape (Jennie McAlpine) and Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) have been living every parent’s worst nightmare since Hope was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a particularly aggressive form of cancer. They’ve been told there’s good reason to be confident in Hope’s case, but the strain of living day-to-day not knowing if she will beat the disease is testing Fiz and Tyrone to the limit.
It’s time for Hope’s latest hospital appointment. Will it be good news, or bad?
At the hospital, Fiz and Tyrone do their best to remain upbeat, and they’re relieved when the consultant tells them Hope’s cancer hasn’t spread… She needs chemotherapy, but has an 80 per cent chance of recovery.
Later, Fiz and Tyrone wait nervously with Hope as she’s prepared for her operation in the hospital. They’re touched when Sinead Tinker (Katie McGlynn) visits with a Thunderbirds costume she’s made to cheer up the little girl.
Fiz and Tyrone struggle to hide their worry. Will Hope’s operation go OK or will the family suffer another blow?
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