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Closed 13/04/2017

raised of £3,000 target by 171 supporters

    Weʼve raised £9,010 to raise money for Ward E39 at Nottingham QMC

    Funded on Thursday, 13th April 2017

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    On Tuesday 6th December I took my son, Sean (8 years old) to the GP for a referral to an Occupational Therapist to help with his Dyspraxia. In the morning whilst putting on his tie, I noticed many raised lymph nodes. He had been suffering from a cold, pale in colour, tired and suffering from bruising. I had put this down to having a cold, starting in a new school and beginning contact rugby. I asked the GP to take a look at his neck. Within 48 hours my little boy was receiving his first dose of chemotherapy to treat Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Our life has been turned upside down, and for the first few days I thought that I would not be able to cope...
    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.
    Thankyou for taking the time to read my story and please donate all you can.




    • Sarah Curtis5 years ago
      Sarah Curtis

      Sarah Curtis

      5 years ago

      We have a meeting with the Hospital in a week to discuss how the amazing amount that we have raised is to be spent, we have quite a long wish list. In total, together with Sean's father's Just Giving page, we have raised over £20,000 for Ward E39 and we would like to thank you all for your generosity, this will make a huge difference to the families who have to live through a devastating childhood cancer diagnosis. Please share so that we can get those last few donations this page closes on 13th April, 2017 (Sean's 9th Birthday)

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    • Sarah Curtis5 years ago
      Sarah Curtis

      Sarah Curtis

      5 years ago

      Since 7th December we have spent a total of 72 days and nights in Ward E39 and we have around 6-8 weeks left, the majority will be in hospital. He has missed Christmas Day and will be in hospital for his Birthday and Easter this year. But Sean has amazed us all with the way that he has dealt with his treatment. He has been a regular at Hospital School, the hospital gym and has made very good life-long friends of the other patients. During his short trips home he has loved to feel the fresh air on his face walking the dogs :-).

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    • Sarah Curtis6 years ago
      Sarah Curtis

      Sarah Curtis

      6 years ago

      First chemo done. Bloods coming back up - feeling good 😀 Time for a spot of badminton!

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    6 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 3/31/2017 18.15



    • Will George

      Will George

      Mar 31, 2017


    • Roger Snook

      Roger Snook

      Feb 26, 2017

      Hi Sarah, only just seen your email and sorry to hear Sean is unwell. I hope he is now well on the mend and life is recovering for you. Best wishes to you and your family.


    • Matt Hill

      Matt Hill

      Feb 7, 2017

      With love from the Hills xxxxx


    • Harry Cottenden

      Harry Cottenden

      Jan 19, 2017

      Keep fighting,keep smiling buddy!Raised this for you in playing In two football games.


    • Michelle Cowan

      Michelle Cowan

      Jan 18, 2017

      Hope things are improving Sarah, good luck with your fundraising x


    • Lisa Clements

      Lisa Clements

      Jan 12, 2017


    • Jemma Curtis

      Jemma Curtis

      Jan 6, 2017

      What a great cause. Sending you all our love and support at this really tough time for you all. Keep fighting x Love Tim, Jemma & Huey x

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