Joseph's story

Will you donate £X a month to give a child like Joseph an escape from pain, and the chance to have fun as a family again?

In April 2016, aged six, Joseph was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Within a week, he was having life-saving brain surgery. Mum, Charlie said “we were told there’d be a ten-day recovery period, but when Joseph awoke, he was completely paralysed, unable to blink or swallow, and nobody knew why. It was terrifying.”

Joseph battled through 30 doses of radiotherapy to the brain and spine and eight rounds of chemotherapy, living in hospital for five months before he eventually got to ‘ring the bell’ to signify the end of his treatment at Easter in 2017.

To continue his rehabilitation, doctors suggested Joseph should apply to Make-A-Wish and in April 2018 his wish to drive construction vehicles came true.

 

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"This has helped to balance out all those bad experiences, and has helped in our hearts to see that it has been compensated for. Thanks to Make-A-Wish, Joseph has long-lasting happy memories which I know will be with him forever."

Charlie, Joseph's mum