Being diagnosed with cancer is a frightening experience. The gruelling, often life-saving cancer treatment can last up to three years and frequently leads to children and young people losing their hair.
Five-year-old Zofeya was diagnosed with a brain tumour in July 2013 and has had to undergo surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Zofeya is still receiving chemotherapy treatment and her family is being supported by CLIC Sargent Social Worker Rachel, who has been able to provide emotional, financial and practical support as well as advice and information about treatment.
Zofeya's mum, Noemi says: “Rachel came to us really early on and she was just there whenever we needed her, when we needed answers.
"Everything’s a bit overwhelming and we were feeling overloaded with information which we didn’t fully understand. Rachel was was great at explaining things to us and letting us know how the whole process worked and what to expect.
Just knowing CLIC Sargent is there for all those families like they’ve been there for us is really reassuring.
As part of her treatment Zofeya lost her long curly hair which is why her whole family is supporting this year’s Wig Wednesday campaign.
Noemi says: “Zofeya’s always had beautiful long, curly hair and she was quite upset when it started to fall out, so we decided that we would both go to the salon and get our hair shaved off. I didn’t think it was fair for me to have long hair when she had to lose her lovely curls."
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