Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

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The Complete Guide to Disneyland Paris for Families

Are you dreaming of a magical trip to Disneyland Paris with your little ones? It’s the perfect place to ignite imaginations and create lasting memories. But planning a trip with kids, especially young ones, can feel daunting. Fear not, fellow adventurers! This blog is here to be your guide, packed with tips and tricks to […]

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Our Experience Of A Pied Piper Appeal Wish Holiday

Have you ever dreamt of soaring through the skies with Peter Pan, greeting Mickey Mouse himself, or whizzing down a thrilling roller coaster? For our family, that dream became a reality thanks to the incredible Pied Piper Appeal and their Wish Holiday program. Over the May half-term, we embarked on an unforgettable adventure to Disneyland Paris, a trip made

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How To Celebrate Ringing The End Of Treatment Bell

As special events go, arguably the most special is when cancer patients reach the end of their treatment at which time it is traditional to have a bell-ringing ceremony. This involves the patient, their family members, friends, and medical staff gathering around a large bell. A special poem is read aloud and then the patient rings

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How To Talk To Children About A Cancer Diagnosis

Hearing the word “cancer” can be frightening for anyone, but for children, it can be especially confusing and scary. They may pick up on subtle changes in the household or overhear worried conversations, leaving them with unanswered questions and anxieties.  If you or someone close to your child has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s important

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The Best Cancer Charity Christmas Cards For 2023

Embracing the spirit of giving, the festive season presents a unique opportunity to spread joy, love, and support to those in need. In this season of giving, there’s a special way to extend a heartfelt gesture while contributing to a cause that truly makes a difference—Cancer Charity Christmas Cards. These cards are more than just

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Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Stories 

In the delicate world of childhood, where innocence and wonder intertwine, the emergence of serious illness casts a shadow, challenging the very essence of youth. Among these daunting health battles, childhood leukaemia stands as a poignant and formidable adversary, disrupting the carefree existence of little ones and altering the lives of families forever. Leukaemia, a

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What You Should Know About World Leukaemia Day

Leukaemia, also spelled leukemia, is a cancer of the white blood cells. White blood cells are part of the body’s immune system and help fight infection. In leukaemia, the bone marrow, the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made, produces abnormal white blood cells. These abnormal cells crowd out healthy blood cells, which

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Starting or returning to school during cancer treatment

We all know that starting school can be a daunting prospect both for the child and for the parents, add to that a cancer diagnosis and ongoing treatment and it gets even more daunting. There are so many more things to consider. My son started Reception when he reached long-term maintenance in treatment for ALL

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Emily’s Gift – A New Children’s Cancer Charity

Recently, the Dinosaur and I have been involved in promoting a new charity in Gloucestershire called Emily’s Gift operating under the umbrella of the Pied Piper Appeal. Their aim is simple: raise £500,000 in one year to fund psychological support for ten years for the families of the children’s oncology unit at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

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