Stand by Ruby

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 Ruby's.

Stand by Ruby

Ruby's story

Eleven year old Ruby Connar was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in November 2011.

Before Ruby's diagnosis, she was already in a wheelchair with several fractured limbs after originally being diagnosed with juvenile arthritis.

Ruby was eventually sent to Bristol Children’s Hospital where after a bone marrow test, she was diagnosed with leukaemia. Her family was told she would have only had weeks to live if they’d not caught it when they did.

Ruby's mum Josie says: “It was awful, absolutely dreadful. You just don’t know anything about the disease or its prospects. Everything was a blur.

Josie describes the support that CLIC Sargent provided for her family as “more than a crutch” - and that’s why her family supports Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

"A lady from CLIC Sargent gave us information packs, things to read and money towards travel expenses. She also told us about the CLIC Sargent Home from Home in Bristol. That mean't Ruby’s brother could come up to stay. They are very close."

We knew we’d get to the other side because of the help from CLIC Sargent.

Stand by families like Ruby’s

Show your support and stand by families like Ruby’s whose lives have been turned upside down by cancer.

Make a donation online or text ‘GOLD’ to 70030 to donate £3*.