We are raising money in memory of Samantha Jane Thompson. In January 2009, our world was rocked, when our beautiful Sammy Jane was diagnosed with MLL – a very rare, very acute and very deadly form of the leukaemia.
For seven long months she fought bravely against it, never erring in her belief that she would become the first to beat this particularly vicious strain. We never left her side. Sadly, after a bone marrow transplant which brought its own deadly complications, our beautiful girl passed away in the intensive care unit at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London - on August 13, 2009. The light went out of our world and our hearts were broken.
She was a very special person. Everyone she met was touched by her sparkle and great love of life. She was kind and generous, thoughtful and loving, we were all truly touched by an angel, and she has left a chasm we can never hope to fill.
We're raising money for the Samantha Thompson Fund, part of the Barts and London charity. Perhaps one day a breakthrough will be made and a cure found, and other families will be spared the mental anguish and loss we have suffered. You just don’t realise the impact and suffering this horrible disease can inflict on a family, how quickly your whole world can change, until it happens to you. We didn’t.
For more information, please visit samanthathompson.org.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.