I was like ‘no, I just can’t’, you hear the word hospice and think ‘I don’t want to do that… I said to my mum that we’d just go and have a look. From the moment we pulled up it wasn’t at all how I had expected. I said to mum – ‘I wish we had come here sooner.’
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Marie, Rosie’s Mum
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Karen and Scott were initially told their middle child wouldn’t live past his fifth birthday. Mum Karen explains how invaluable the support from Shooting Star Children’s Hospices has been to her whole family during Jake’s life – particularly during the pandemic.
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