Support Families Who Have a Terminally Ill Child

by Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
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Support Families Who Have a Terminally Ill Child
Support Families Who Have a Terminally Ill Child
Support Families Who Have a Terminally Ill Child

Project Report | Sep 5, 2018
Sabrina gives Daniel's family vital support

By Jenny-Anne Dexter | Project Leader

Sabrina helps Daniel with some homework
Sabrina helps Daniel with some homework

Just after his second birthday, Daniel was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a cancer affecting mostly babies and young children. His devastated parents, Claire and Michael, were suddenly plunged into the bewildering world of hospital tests and treatment, while Daniel withdrew into himself, not letting anyone in.

Within a few weeks of diagnosis, Daniel’s parents were introduced to Sabrina, one of Rainbow Trust’s Family Support Workers. Daniel took to her straight away.

“Sabrina is just a wonderful human being” says Claire. For Claire and Michael, her arrival brought the human contact and support they needed. Sabrina helped with hospital appointments, sitting with Daniel while his parents talked to doctors, made phone calls or just had coffee together, to destress for just an hour. Every moment was incredibly valuable to both of them.

“Sabrina has been there for me,” says Claire. “I’ve needed someone to talk to who understands what we as a family are going through. She’s put me in touch with other parents at the hospital, which has been so helpful. Now I can talk to others who know exactly how I’m feeling and can offer me some kind words and support. I feel so much less isolated now. I just can’t imagine life without Sabrina and Rainbow Trust.”

In supporting Rainbow Trust’s Family Support Workers, your donations are making an enormous difference to families struggling to cope with the strain that having a very sick child imposes on everyday life. Thank you on behalf of all our families for every wonderful moment we’re able to give them.

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Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

Location: Leatherhead, Surrey - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @RainbowTrustCC
Project Leader:
Hanne Widmer
Leatherhead , Surrey United Kingdom
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