Together we can get closer to supporting three out of three young cancer patients, like Oscar, who need our help.
Ryan’s son Oscar was diagnosed with leukaemia when he was two and a half years old.
“In the July Oscar just wasn’t himself. He’d want to go to bed early and he had a few nose bleeds. We were transferred to Leicester hospital for some tests and two nurses came over to us and said ‘we’re going to look after your kids’. We were taken into a room and they told us it was leukaemia.
It turned my world upside down. After that everything happened so quickly, Oscar had four courses of chemo back to back in six months.
We were given a grant from CLIC Sargent pretty much as soon as Oscar was diagnosed, it made such a difference. It went on fuel and parking because we were driving to and from the hospital all the time, and on bits and bobs for Oscar.
The grant from CLIC Sargent helped us to be able to see him; we didn’t want to be away from him.
At the same time, Tamsin, our CLIC Sargent social worker, came to Oscar’s bed and introduced herself; she was like a knight in shining armour. She had a massive smile on her face and was a breath of fresh air.
When she came to see us she made sure she spoke to Oscar first, which was nice because a lot of people didn’t stop to say hello to Oscar. It was like having another family member there.”
Vote for CLIC Sargent
Every day, 10 families like Ryan’s in the UK hear the news that their child has cancer. While we can’t take the cancer away, we can be there to support them and their child every step of the way.
If you work for Topps Tiles, or know somebody who does, please ask them to vote for CLIC Sargent from 6-17 October.
At the moment we can only help two out of three young cancer patients who need us. You can make a massive difference in taking CLIC Sargent a step closer to supporting three out of three in their time of need.