HH) Financial: Having recently lost their son Carson, who was born 13 weeks prematurely and had a series of health issues. Carson spent the first 3 years of his life in Alder Hey, but his positive spirit saw him doing things his family were told he would never do, such as being able to walk. Carson and his family spent the last few weeks of his life at Claire House where they were able to make precious memories together.
The family are struggling with the void that has been left in their lives since Carson passed away. Providing ongoing support, it became apparent that the family had fallen into rent arrears. We paid the arrears in full.
II) Financial: This young lady was tragically killed in an RTC, leaving behind a young son and young sister. We paid for the funeral of this young lady due to it being a sudden and tragic death.
JJ) Financial: Having continued our support to this family who lost their mother tragically, we became aware that their cooker and computer which allowed them respite had broken. We replaced these items with new ones.
KK) Respite: Jack was 14 years old and had been diagnosed with Relapsed Osteosarcoma in January this year – his relapse progressed quickly and he soon became palliative. Jack sadly died this year. Before he died, his family had booked the tickets. The day before he died, Jack had told his family that he still wanted his family to go ahead and watch the WWE and experience his wish on his behalf. We paid for the family to attend the meal in Jack’s honour.
LL) Financial: Ongoing support to this family who lost dad to a suicide. Mum is having financial difficulties and therefore requested support. We provided gift card to allow the relief of purchasing household essentials and groceries. As well as ongoing support via Children’s Bereavement Support Groups.
MM) Financial: Ongoing support to this family who lost a child. They advised us of difficulties with replacing their broken fridge/freezer. A new appliance we purchased on their behalf.
NN) Financial: Having cared for her son, throughout his long term illness as well as her other children, Sharon sadly lost her son to his battle aged 3 years old. Mum had found herself struggling with utility arrears due to having to have the heating on constant to care for her son. We paid the arrears in full and provided an Asda gift card to allow mum some relief in purchasing groceries.
OO) Financial: Yola’s wife Fatima and their two children are currently living in Liverpool where Yola is studying. Their daughter Amina (age 8) sadly died at Alder Hey on 11th November 2015 and I have been supporting the family. Yola has stated they are struggling at the moment with everything that has happened and also to add to the grief there has been a problem with his sponsorship money being paid in so they are behind on their rent. We provided an Asda gift card to relieve some additional financial pressure.
PP) Respite & Financial: Lucas saw his mum haemorrhaging blood and being rushed to hospital in an ambulance twice with numerous other emergency hospital admissions by ambulance. Mum went into hospital on Christmas Day 2015 with pneumonia and she was discharged for Brother Max’s 4th birthday in January but was rushed back to hospital again the same night – she hadn’t been home again before she died.
The emotional pain they are experiencing at the loss of a wife and loving mother to the children, but the family income dropping significantly to the point that Neil is very worried that he won’t be able to make the mortgage payments so may lose the house. We provided this family with a family holiday and a gift card to ease the financial pressure of household essentials and groceries.
QQ) Financial: This family are facing the grief of losing one of their twins at birth while caring for the other twin who has been in intensive care since birth. They are trying to cope with this while looking after their other 5 children at home. They had saved 50% for the headstone but struggling to raise the remainder. We paid the remaining amount owed.
RR) Financial: Having lost mum and caring for his two children, finances are tight. We provided a gift card to ease the additional stresses of purchasing house hold essentials.
SS) Respite: 17-Year-old son killed as a rear seat passenger in a car that hit a tree in February 16. He has two younger siblings aged 9 and 7. The children are aware that their brother has died. A family holiday has been paid for in full.
TT) Respite: Having lost their child and caring for their other child, this family had booked a much needed break away. The family couldn’t afford the activities, we paid for a full week’s activities for the family.
UU) Financial: This family sadly lost her son after a short illness with cancer aged 18, leaving a young sister.This was a sudden and unexpected death in 2015. The family had found themselves in arrears as they required to have their gas on constantly when he was ill. We have provided this family with ongoing support and also paid off the gas and electric arrears.
VV) Respite: The family lost Martin at the age of 5 years old in May 2013. They come from Poland and they often travel back to support their elderly parents. Both parents are university graduates but due to the language barrier they do jobs they can manage with the language (dad works at Tesco and does night and mum looks after children). The family are very tired and overwhelmed as they had couple of more bereavements in the close family in the last couple of years.
The family had booked a short stay at Centre Parcs but finances meant they were uable to pay for the activities. We provided funding for the activities to provide them some enjoyment whilst away.
VV) Financial: Michelle’s husband died suddenly with an undetected heart condition aged 36 years in 2016 leaving behind 5 children (4,6,8,9,19). This death was sudden and unexpected devasting to the family. We have pledged ongoing support to this family and provided financial assistance paying the arrears that was causing concern to mum, as well as paying for the school trip for one of the children.
WW) Respite: This young boy lived with Mum and his sister. He saw Dad on weekends. Sadly, mum died and Harley found her. Harley was separated from his sister as they had different fathers and went to live with his dad. It has been difficult for them both and it was known that some quality time and some fun together would help build their relationship even further. We provided them a week’s holiday with meals and transport to and from the location.
XX) Respite: Mum died suddenly of Ovarian/Bowel cancer aged 40 leaving behind 2 children aged 17, 10. These children have a condition whereby they have a 97% chance of developing cancer. The children are also in and out of hospital regularly. Daughter is currently in hospital and was in need of some respite. We arranged for a mobile pamper for daughter who received a makeover in hospital.
YY) Financial: This family lost their son tragically being hit by a train whilst at a crossing. Mum had tried desperately to save and pay off the funeral but was struggling to meet the payments. This was causing mum distress and she felt she had let the son down. We paid the outstanding amount off in full.
ZZ) Respite: Tammy Jones was founded dead on New Year’s Day by her 9 year old daughter at her home address. The 3 children of Tammy’s are now under the guardianship of her sister, these new set of circumstances is very new to her. We have pledged ongoing support to this family providing a respite break for them as well as offering financial support in paying for the school taxi due to the distance from aunties house to school.