Madeleine’s story

20-year-old Madeleine has Aicardi Syndrome and has been supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices since she was 3 years old. Madeleine’s mum Katherine explains how we have been able to support the family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dylan-James’ story

After being given the devastating news that their son’s cancer had returned, Alison and Warren spent a week at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices making memories they’ll cherish forever.

Ted’s story

Following the joy of taking their first child home, Arthur and Amber’s world was turned upside down when Ted was diagnosed with a life-limiting condition.

Annie’s story

When given the devastating news that their daughter wouldn’t survive, Shooting Star Children’s Hospices gave Claire and Steven the chance to say goodbye.

Arjun’s story

Even though twins run in the family, it still came as a shock to Rajbinder and her husband, Manohar, that they were due to welcome two new additions into the family.

Hollie’s story

Just like any teenager, 17-year-old Hollie absolutely adores her music – from R’n’B to Girls Aloud. But, unlike her peers, Hollie suffers from the life-limiting progressive disorder Rett Syndrome.

Rosie’s story

Following a traumatic birth after suffering placental abruption, Marie had to endure every mother’s worst fear as her baby daughter Rosie was whisked away in urgent need of care.

Lorea’s story

When Lorea was a baby she hardly ate, was always crying and slept all the time. Already having a healthy two-year-old girl, Amaia, parents Maite and Adrian just felt something wasn’t right.