Supporting local hospice care

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  • 2nd Prize: £100
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  • 3rd Prize: £50
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Patient Stories

We like to share the latest news from the hospices, stories from supported patients and notes from our winners. If you have a story you would like us to share please do get in touch.

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

Nicholas was born eight weeks premature, with a chromosomal abnormality. He was later diagnosed with lymphoedema, a chronic condition that causes swelling in the body’s tissues. It develops

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Rick’s Story supported by Phyllis Tuckwell

When Rick was diagnosed with stomach cancer, his wife Jo was caring for him full time. He was experiencing severe pain and nausea which meant that he was repeatedly admitted to hospital, and

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

When Lorea was a baby she hardly ate, was always crying and slept all the time. Already having a healthy two-year-old girl, Amaia, parents Maite and Adrian just felt something wasn’t

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Roger’s Story

A keen runner, swimmer and cyclist, Roger was used to keeping fit and active. “We would take the grandchildren swimming,” he remembers, “and go cycling on Sunday

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Peter’s Story – Supported by Phyllis Tuckwell

"I went in to Phyllis Tuckwell crawling up the wall with pain, and I walked out pain-free for the first time in 15 years.” “I’ve had cancer for 19 years and I’ve been in excruciating pain

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Imogen’s story – Supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices

"We would be a very different family had it not been for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices – it’s helped all four of us in so many different ways.”   Following a normal pregnancy

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Lilly-Anne’s story – supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices

Lilly-Anne was born five weeks early in June 2013 and from the very start mum Katie picked up on signs that things might not be right with her newborn. “From the very beginning she just

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Axel’s story- supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices

Axel was just 9 months old when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. News from Shooting Star Children's Hospices A week later his parents Elin and Will were told he had tumours all over his

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Rick’s Story – Supported by Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care

Christmas is the season for families, when everyone comes together to share presents, meals and special times. But if you’re living with an advanced or terminal illness, Christmas can be

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