September 3rd 2022 is a day we will never forget. The day that my wife and I knew what real fear was. It was the day we were told our little boy had Cancer. Our world stopped. All we wanted to know, was he going to be ok? Was he going to survive?
George is a typical 5 year old boy. He was due to start school just days after this most horrendous news. My wife and I had no idea what the future would hold. We were lost, over an hour away from home but also our daughter. But then our Young Lives social worker came along, Nicky. She just knew what to say and could see we were struggling. She knew what to say and do.
She got us up and running. She got us fighting together, as a family. She helped us stay close by allowing us to stay at Jeans house. Her financial support and knowledge of the disability living allowance made life so much easier. She made us feel positive with little pick me up comments and gave us hope that our little George was going to be ok. She made living in the cancer bubble that little bit more bearable and easier!
Young Lives are amazing. From Nicky our Social worker to Lorraine the Jean House Manager, they made this horrible and horrendous time, easier. George is now in remission but we as a group of family and friends want to give back. Young Lives are amazing, supportive, understanding and caring. That’s why Walking4Watt are going to complete many challenges to raise as much as we can and spread the word of Young Lives, starting with the Three Peaks challenge in May 2024.