Gifts for brave children fighting cancer

24th March 2015

Weston Park Hospital is home to the only radiotherapy department in South Yorkshire and treats children from as young as just 2 years old who are fighting cancer.

Radiotherapy treatment can be a daunting experience for any cancer patient but for children it can be especially scary. To receive this potentially lifesaving treatment children must lie completely still in a large room surrounded by big pieces of moving machinery, laser beams and treatment rays. As if this wasn't hard enough for a child, due to the radioactive nature of the treatment, the young patients can't have Mum or Dad in the room with them to hold their hand, they have to face this treatment totally alone. What's more, the young patients don't just have to go through this ordeal once, they have to face this as many as 30 times to complete their treatment course. At Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity we believe that these children, who have already been through so much in their young lives, deserve a special gift to look forward to at the end of their treatment. The promise of a gift can act as a powerful incentive to help little ones through the difficult days and enables the dedicated staff at the hospital to keep them motivated through their long treatment process. Please help us raise a smile on the faces of young cancer patients at Weston Park Hospital. Please help Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity fund this project so hospital staff can buy each young patient a small gift at the end of their treatment along with rewards and stickers throughout to help get them through this difficult time in their lives.

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