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Kate Middleton brightens a cancer patient's day with a sweet letter

As the owner of Bloom Creatives, Caroline Gutierrez Goddard tells stories with words and photos -- and as such, is a regular contributor here at SheKnows.

Duchess of Cambridge cancer letter

Kate Middleton sent a lovely letter to a cancer patient at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

Kate Middleton Prince WilliamKate Middleton has won over another young fan after sending a touching personal letter to a cancer patient at The Royal Marsden hospital.

Kate Middleton and Prince William visited the children's cancer center at the hospital in September, when the Duchess of Cambridge met young Fabian Bate. The nine-year-old suffers from leukemia and is awaiting a bone marrow transplant.

In the letter, Kate wrote:

"Dear Fabian,

I very much enjoyed meeting you at The Royal Marsden hospital last month. Despite the enormously demanding course of treatment you are undergoing, I was so touched by your strength of character, and delighted to hear the news that one of your big sisters will be able to donate bone marrow to you later this year. 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.

Keep up the good work with the blog and in the meantime I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Catherine"

Fabian's parents are delighted with the letter -- especially since Kate had simply promised to write a comment on his blog.

"It was a very personal letter," the boy's father told the Evening Standard. "It certainly didn't look like the standard templates these official letters so often use. It contained very specific information that she must have remembered."

"We were very touched as she must do a lot of this stuff and to remember Fabian is very moving."

Sounds like Kate's princess lessons are paying off!

Image courtesy WENN.com

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