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Closed 13/04/2017

raised of £3,000 target by 303 supporters

    Weʼve raised £11,575 to raise much needed funds for Ward E39 at Nottingham QMC

    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 13th April 2017

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    On Wednesday 7th December 2016 my 8 year old son Seán was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.
    Having been taken to the GP by his mother Sarah the day before the diagnosis for a routine appointment, to receiving the first dose of chemotherapy two days later, our lives were turned upside down with no warning and in the worst possible way.
    Sean has been admitted to Ward E39 at Nottingham QMC. The ward has 15 beds, with 15 very poorly children and 15 sets of parents and siblings, whose whole concept of normality has been turned upside down. Initially I thought that this would be the most awful place to be in the world. However, the strength of these children and their families is awe inspiring and 1 week in, I know that my little boy will have the strength and support to beat this.
    The parents stay 24/7 and the support that we receive is second to none, which means that we can spend 100% of our time focusing on our little ones.
    The support and facilities available do not just appear by magic and they require money. Simple day to day items do not just appear, such as tea, coffee, milk, bread, toys, kettle, microwaves, washing machines, tables large enough to have family meals, schooling, emotional support, books to help you explain to siblings etc etc etc - the list is endless.
    Many people have asked what they can do to help and the answer is very simple, donate all you can to this ward so that they can continue to support families through the most difficult journey that they will ever have to walk.
    Please donate to help those who do not yet know that they will be in the same position as we were. If you have already donated to Seáns mothers page, please also donate to this one too, all the money will be going to the same worthy cause.




    • John Hughes6 years ago
      John Hughes

      John Hughes

      6 years ago

      After a cheeky weekend out of the hospital, we're back in for a while. We're on stage 3 of 4 (so only one more chemo session to go)

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    • John Hughes6 years ago
      John Hughes

      John Hughes

      6 years ago

      I have no idea what the fascination is with Minecraft, all I know is it's the universal language of the younger generation! Two boys completely engrossed!

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    • John Hughes7 years ago
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      John Hughes

      7 years ago

      Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has donated, all the well wishers, cards, gifts and prayers. We had a bit of a tough day today where a high temperature has effectively wiped out the little chance we had of a few hours out on Christmas Day. Seán is being a brilliant patient, doing everything the nurses ask and making everyone in the ward smile. He wants to say Happy Christmas to everyone!

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    • Monica Dias

      Monica Dias

      Mar 4, 2017

      Sorry it's not much, Wishing you both all the best


    • Greg Lee

      Greg Lee

      Mar 2, 2017

      My best to you and your son John


    • Esther Ojok

      Esther Ojok

      Feb 23, 2017

      Hi John,just wanted to say thank you for being such an amazing father. I've been in Seáns position and having a loving mum really helped me keep going in those painful times. I'm glad Seán has you. 🙏

    • Stephen Corner

      Stephen Corner

      Feb 15, 2017

      Sorry it's not a lot John. I hope everything is OK.


    • gladis and jackie mc lean  broughshane

      gladis and jackie mc lean broughshane

      Feb 11, 2017

      with love get better soon rosenas aunt gladis and jackie


    • J Chillcott

      J Chillcott

      Feb 9, 2017


    • Lily Frampton

      Lily Frampton

      Feb 1, 2017

      Sorry it's not much but I'm a struggling student at the minute haha. But I also did my placement on this ward with the play specialists, such a great team and great children, hope it goes well x


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