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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.

Finn’s story – supported by Shooting Star

The pandemic and lockdown presented many challenges for the families we care for, but the support from Shooting Star Children’s Hospices to Finn and parents Niamh and Toby, was all the more

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

"Whilst we were still on the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) we were put in touch with a hospice. It was something I just couldn’t get my head around. There was such a disconnect. In

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Paul and Carol supported by Phyllis Tuckwell

“Paul was always a very active, sporty person,” says Carol. “We were also volunteer Puppy Walkers for the Guide Dogs Association, but that all came to a halt when Paul became

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Patrick supported by Shooting Star

Patrick spent the first seven months of his life in hospital, until he was referred to Shooting Star Children’s Hospices during the summer for three weeks of step-down care to help his parents

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Mya’s story -supported by Shooting Star

Born premature in August 2017, mum Emma immediately knew all was not right with her youngest daughter Mya. “She was born at 36 weeks, so early, but unusually she weighed 8lb 6oz due to lots

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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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Gibson’s story – supported by Shooting Star

Gibson's mum Debbie has chosen to be a an amazing astronaut and raise funds for Shooting Star Space Race. Here is Gibson's story; It was during late pregnancy when parents Debbie and James were

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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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