"When Tom started treatment it was as if the cancer had robbed us of a normal family life. You can’t go out and show off the baby. You can’t do the things that other new mummies enjoy. It robs you of that special time. It was very isolating. Until you are in the situation yourself, you really don’t know how invaluable Cancer Fund for Children’s services are."
“Daisy Lodge became our sanctuary, our retreat away from hospital, our resting place, our safe place. I think my standout memory was seeing Zara laughing with the other children. When Zara was diagnosed with cancer, it was like a part of her disappeared. I just remember her sitting in front of the fire at Daisy Lodge and just smiling. She found her spirit again. She remembered who she was.”
“When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, myself and my husband Brendan became worried about how it would affect our three children. It was when I was in hospital getting treatment that I found out about Cancer Fund for Children’s Young Shoulders Programme. The children were able to go on residentials at Narnia Log Cabin. They were able to learn life skills, and share their feelings and experience with other young people who knew what it was like to have a parent with cancer. It made such a difference to them.”