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Sofia's story: supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
This is little Sofia. In 2013, at the tender age of six months, Sofia was diagnosed with Wilms’ tumour. The tumour had caused her previously-diagnosed reflux to worsen and despite her cot being raised and a high dose of reflux medication, Sofia was waking every twenty minutes during the night. Sofia also bravely underwent surgery and chemotherapy: all this from the age of six months!
To help Sofia and her family, we awarded one of our kidney patient support grants. This enabled them to buy a RES-Q wedge, a special mattress designed to help improve reflux and therefore give Sofia a much more comfortable sleep. The grant also helped provide fun times with a swing!
Supporting this awareness month, Tina, Sofia’s mum said:
“September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and we’ve been going GOLD for all the little poorly children, survivors and those angel babies on Facebook.”
- Your donations help us to help more children and adults diagnosed with kidney cancer.
- If you want to know more about, or to apply for, our patient support grants click here.