Support CLIC Sargent’s Scotland Home from Home Appeal and you will help young lives like Joshua. He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when he was nearly two years old. His treatment required him to be in Glasgow, separating his mother from his siblings.
CLIC Sargent stepped in when the doctor said 'it's cancer'. The family stayed in the Home from Home so that they could be together and were given support by a CLIC Sargent Social Worker. Joshua's mum, Karla explains.
Treatment starts straight away
“I was told that the treatment had to start straight away and I wouldn’t be able to take Joshua more than an hour from the hospital and that he would be in isolation much of the time over the next sixth months. So suddenly we were cut off from the family. We were in this. I didn’t even have the chance to pack a bag."
The Home from Home became our second home from then on. I could just escape with Joshua in between the bad times.
A second home
"The Home from Home became our second home from then on. I could just escape with Joshua in between the bad times and just find some normalcy. You are desperate for the small things. Something as simple as privacy, which you just don’t have on the ward.
"When the concept of ‘normal’ has been taken away and replaced with something horrible, CLIC Sargent helps you get closer to ‘normal’ again and in the times I felt alone I knew they would be there.”
Your support will enable us to reach out to many more young cancer patients and their families, just like Joshua's. Please donate now.
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