This September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
CLIC Sargent uses this month to raise awareness of the impact of childhood cancer and of our work supporting children and young people with cancer and their families - families like Phoebe's.
Phoebe Macaskill was diagnosed with a stage four neuroblastoma when she was just two years old. She was given a 20 per cent chance of survival.
Phoebe’s treatment took place at Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow - a six hour round trip from her family's home.
During her treatment, CLIC Sargent provided free self-catered accommodation for Phoebe's family at Cruachan House, the charity's Home from Home in Glasgow.
Phoebe's mum Rona said: “It was really good to be able to have the Home from Home facilities, the laundry and the toys for the children, and to be able to cook for the family, which I love doing.
"I also appreciated having a CLIC Sargent Support Worker once a week; she stayed with Phoebe while I had a break.
"It was very intense being on the ward all the time, so it was good to know that you could go away without feeling guilty because Phoebe was being looked after.”
Rona describes the support that CLIC Sargent provided for her family as “a life-saver” - this is why her family is supports Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Stand by families like Phoebe’s
Show your support and stand by families like Phoebe’s whose lives have been turned upside down by cancer.
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