Siblings post

22 May 2011

I was hoping this month we could pay some extra attention to brothers and sisters. We have always known that including siblings in receiving post is very very important and finding this video last week just confirmed it. It included research done by a children’s hospital which found that:

Siblings have been identified as the most emotionally neglected and unhappy of all family members during serious childhood illness.

27% of siblings of a child with cancer qualify for a diagnosis of post traumatic stress syndrome.

Take a look at this video to see if it inspires you to help a sibling and if it does it couldn’t be easier to make them smile. All the Pals have details of their siblings listed with their interests, so grab a pen, or go here and get writing!

Amy always looks on the mat every morning to see if she has any post and loves opening her mail. The boys also love receiving their post and it dosent make them feel left out either. Post Pals puts back some faith into us that people do really care, not just the staff at her hospital and family, but people out in the world do actually read what the kids put on Post Pals and take time out to read about the illness and go out to get cards or sit and write to a child they don’t even know. Some people do really care out there. – Louise, Mum to Pal Amy P, aged 9 Diamond Blackfan Anemia.

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Alicia R

17 May 2011

We are very sad to say that Alicia R passed away today in hospital with her parents by her side. She was friends with Daisy, and Daisy’s Mum Stephanie says;

Alicia’s courage, determination, strength and will to live was such an inspiration to everyone who knew her – she embraced life and when she was not in hospital she lived life to the full going to brownies, school, holidays with her family, bouncing on the trampoline with her brother. I know Alicia’s family would want you to know how much comfort they all got from the support of Post Pals and how it made both Alicia and Nico smile.

Photo of Alicia and her Mummy taken last month.
Alicia 12/12/2000-17/05/2011
“It’s not how long a star shines, what is remembered is the brightness of the light.”

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