Batman PJs!

…everything is fine.  Your young son is thriving and, as a young family, you are making your way in the world.  Out of the blue, as your little boy approaches his 4th birthday, his health deteriorates.  He is diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer, causing multiple tumours.  He needs 24/7 care and so both parents have to give up work to fulfil their son’s needs.  Savings are used to pay the mortgage and bills, but as time has ticked by, those savings are now all gone.

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Alicia Armstrong supported by the RGF

The Transplant Games, Argentina 2015

….you are only 13 years old, already competing in triathlons and also a very competitive swimmer.  Already you have experienced the journey from being fit and well to suff...

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Young cancer patient gets on his bike

….being a normal active teenager who has embarked upon a career as a personal trainer.  Cancer and its treatment has left you mostly in a wheelchair and with numerous chall...

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Talented hurdler aims for Team GB

…you are a student studying for a BA in Acting, but you are also a talented hurdler.  Jack Hatton could almost fit into either one of the RGF’s two aims, but in this inst...

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Absolute determination

….cancer and its treatment has meant that you missed your GCSEs.  You begin to emerge from chemotherapy to find you are way behind your peers, and returning to school to ca...

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Family coping with cancer

….your 6 year old daughter has been through cancer treatment and a stem cell transplant.  Caring for her has already meant that you, as her mum, have had to give up your jo...

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Keeping in touch during the bad times

….you have supported your 7 year old through potentially life saving brain surgery.  We all know how sickness can often leave young and old feeling very isolated. ...

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