Mixed news

26 May 2009

It has been a very mixed couple of weeks for Post Pals, starting with the sad news that Madison’s cancer is back. She finds out this week if it has spread or not. If it hasn’t she will restart chemo but it will only give her a 1% chance of making it. Our TLC list is very long at the moment with MadisonAlice who is in hospital for quite a while (hospital address is on her page), Jon Paul who is in having IV’s, Kirsty who is having a tough time with sickness and has been told she may have to have her stomach removed, Daniel A who is undergoing intensive chemotherapy, Tom and his family are having a difficult time and Daisy is still in hospital where she has been for the past 8 months.

There have been some positives though, starting with the great news that Ashley H is officially in remission! Daisy is still in hospital but for the first time in a very long time she was allowed out for a few hours to attend her school – what a milestone for her. Jon Paul was also allowed out of hospital for a few hours to do a tombola with his Mum and Rebecca L’s Mum to raise funds for Post Pals. Rebecca’s Mum has also just run a half marathon to raise funds for us in memory of her daughter.

Today I woke up to some more good news. Following our online campaign, lots of you voted and got friends and family involved for the “Heart of the Community” competition. We were up against 77 projects for 12 lots of funding and…

WE GOT IT!!

Yes, we have won £500 because of YOU! Thank you to everyone who voted, told friends and family to, joined our Facebook, emailed it or Tweeted it – we are truly grateful as it will make a lot of difference!

Along side the post volunteers send, Post Pals also send out lots and the costs soon mount up. Often to send a very small gift to every child it can cost around £250 so every penny raised or donated is used to create smiles.

Thank you again to everyone!

I will sign off with some recent pictures of Pals with their post.

Milly and Alice

Dylan and Seren

William M

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Jack B

04 May 2009

I’m very sad to say that Jack B has passed away.

There is a message and update on his page.

Sympathy cards can be sent to the UK address on his page and please keep sending post to Connor and Rhian.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to brighten Jack’s days since he joined Post Pals in 2006.

Vikki

Jack

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