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Category: Patient Stories

Zoe’s Story – Supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices have been part of Zoë, and her parents, Britt and Adrian’s lives since she was just eight weeks old. With her daughter now 14, Britt tells how Shooting

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This week is #CarersWeek.

As well as caring for patients, Phyllis Tuckwell also support their relatives and carers, because they understand that living with an advanced or terminal illness affects the whole

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Nigel’s story supported by Phyllis Tuckwell

Nigel is supported by Phyllis Tuckwell’s Living Well services. Under the care of Living Well sister, Rachel, Nigel was invited to take part in a Living Well with Illness programme, which is an

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Charlie-Ray’s story – Supported by Shooting Star

“The minute he gets to the hospice, he’s just so animated, as soon as he’s through the door he’s smiling and knows everyone so well and for me when I get in there, I just feel so free,”

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Alan and Deb’s Story

“Alan and I were in the Army”, says Deb. “We met in the Sergeants’ mess and clicked immediately. I left when I was 30, but Alan stayed on. We married and had three children. When he

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Hadi’s story – supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices

Five-year-old Hadi has Spinal Muscular Atrophy type one, the severest form of a rare genetic condition that causes muscle weakness. “His life expectancy at first was no more than six months, but

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Gwen respite stay

Gwen recently had a respite stay at Shooting Star Children's Hospices. She planned to swim every day in the hydrotherapy pool, plus a trip to the park. The care team helped her make

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Shonagh’s Story – Supported by Phyllis Tuckwell 

Shonagh, 42, who is married to Andy and has a 14 year old daughter, was first diagnosed with cancer in 2008. “It was primary breast cancer,” she says. “I had all the treatment that was

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Elfrida’s story – supported by Shooting Star

Rosie and Alex want to share their story about how Shooting Star Children’s Hospices has and continues to be a lifeline for them, and to so many families. “Whilst the world was turned

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Oliver’s Story – supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices

In March 2017 Oliver’s parents, Peter and Pippa received a diagnosis about their son that would change their lives.  Mum Pippa explains, “We began to notice when he was a baby that he

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