Sara's story

Quinn was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when he was three.

Sara's story

His mum Sara said: "We had to drop everything to concentrate on getting Quinn better and when you have five other little children, you really need help.

"Quinn started treatment immediately and had intensive chemotherapy and steroids. He began losing his hair (the thing he was most scared of, because he thought it would hurt) and he didn't look like himself as the chemotherapy and steroids and everything else he had to take had a huge impact on his physical appearance. Quinn has been so strong throughout his treatment though; he's been amazing.

"We have been provided with emotional and practical support from Christine, our CLIC Sargent Social Worker, who introduced herself the day after Quinn was diagnosed. She was really lovely, and when we were panicking and thinking ‘what are we going to do?’, she was there with so much experience. Just having that initial support was so important.

"She's been there to provide emotional support for every member of the family and has helped us with our financial difficulties, she sorted out a CLIC Sargent Holiday to Malcolm Sargent House in Scotland, and because we had to travel nearly 60 miles each way for every check-up at QMC hospital, she arranged for us to stay at Billy’s House, CLIC Sargent’s Home from Home in Nottingham. Being able to stay there for free once a month, close to hospital, has been absolutely amazing."

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