Gift a special memory to a child with cancer this Christmas

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It seems strange to wish you a normal Christmas, but after last year that’s exactly what we hope this one will be. But what is normal? For a family with a child diagnosed with cancer, they’ve probably long since forgotten what a normal Christmas really is. And the sad truth is, for some families, this might be their last Christmas together as they lose their fight against childhood cancer.

For Dylan’s family the first time they realised he was seriously ill was Christmas Day 2015. He started having trouble breathing.  At one point they didn’t think he’d make it.  Dylan was diagnosed with Pulmonary Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. On treatment for over 4 years, he’s faced endless rounds of chemo, long stays in hospital and been on life support twice.

Luckily in December 2020 Dylan’s family were given the most amazing early Christmas present, he was finally finishing treatment and celebrates 1 year clear of cancer this Christmas.

Dylan ringing the bell

But what about those years in between?  PASIC were there for Dylan’s family all the way, and still are.Dylan’s illness has taken a serious emotional toll on our family leaving us suffering anxiety and PTSD, but PASIC have helped our family enjoy special treats and fun ‘normal’ family times. Special memories, we wouldn’t have been able to manage on our own.”

By donating to our Christmas Appeal you can help a child with cancer remember this Christmas for all the right reasons. 

Although not even the magic of Christmas can help with the biggest of wishes – a cure for childhood cancer – a gift from you can help make some of our other Christmas wishes come true:

  • We wish that children get to be children, rather than cancer patients
  • We wish for parents to be mums and dads, not carers
  • And we wish that siblings aren’t left out and get to experience some family fun

You can make our wishes come true by donating today to deliver magical memories to families facing childhood cancer in the East Midlands.

Cohen Christmas

We want every minute our families spend together and every moment they share to be an escape from the endless grind of treatment, illness and stress. For most families fighting childhood cancer, all they want for Christmas is to spend time together. But we believe they deserve so much more.

“PASIC support and activities have given us chance to all spend time together creating special memories during some very uncertain times. Please donate so PASIC can help more families like ours.”  Dylan’s mum, Kerry

Your donation can help create much-needed special memories:

  • £10 buys a box of crafty creative goodies to make hospital more fun
  • £20 brings the fun and laughter of a pantomime to a child with cancer, or their siblings
  • £50 creates lasting memories throughout the year for children who sadly might not see another Christmas

Please will you support the PASIC Christmas appeal? Donate today and help make memories and festive fun for families facing a tough time this Christmas.

Click here to donate what you can

Tilly and Christmas Tree