Seven-year-old Amber from Sheffield was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was eight-months-old.
She has faced surgery and years of chemotherapy but Amber and her family have been supported by Jude, their CLIC Sargent Social Worker, and the rest of our team at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Here, Amber's mum tells her family's story.
"When we heard the diagnosis I just dropped to the floor and everything was just a blur. It felt like I was in a different world and it wasn’t real. Everyone dismissed it at first and couldn’t believe it.
"Amber had surgery a week after we heard the diagnosis and her first scan found the tumour to be growing. She then started chemotherapy within two weeks.
Caring and knowledgeable
"Our CLIC Sargent Social Worker Jude just appeared in front of me one day in hospital and talked through what CLIC Sargent could do. We’ve had help with financial benefits, and we’ve been able to chat at any time. It's been great to be able to call in at the CLIC Sargent office at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and have a chat and a hug.
"CLIC Sargent staff are wonderfully caring and knowledgeable people at a time when you need help the most."
"When your child is ill your priorities change. They help us keep control of the little things when we can’t control the big things, like our daughter's health."
Find out more
To find out more about how CLIC Sargent can help support you, please contact us on 0300 330 0803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put you in touch with the correct team member.
Jasper the CLIC Sargent bear
Amber is helping CLIC Sargent promote the sale of Jasper, a new soft toy that can be bought at H.Samuel, Ernest Jones and Leslie Davis stores across the UK. Proceeds from sales of Jasper - the 3rd annual cuddly toy available from the three store brands - will be donated to CLIC Sargent.