It is wonderful to get a message or feedback from families that we have been able to help out . It is even more special when our families organise fundraising events to help other families that need support
One email we received in September just highlights the appreciation for the help received and the generousity and thoughtfulness of families despite being on their own journey with their sick child. It was a very special message to receive and a birthday gift that we were so honoured and humbled to accept
” I am writing to you on behalf of my son Fabian. Fabian was diagnosed last year with a brain tumour and has had a very difficult journey since which continues to this day, even though times are tough for him and his life is not what we expected or wanted we remain positive as does Fabian that every day we he will be a little bit better and we can give him as much joy and happiness as is possible.
On the 1st of September he celebrated his 3rd Birthday, this was a very special day for Fabian, ourselves and all who visited us to help celebrate. We asked our guests to make a donation to the Cliona’s Foundation through a savings box that was in the house on the weekend in lieu of presents for Fabian, this we thought as at the moment he had not much interest in playing with toys apart from those already familiar to him would go some way to paying back the Cliona’s Foundation for their help in recent times.
The total money raised was €515 which I would like to send to you today, would you let me know what is currently the best way to deliver this money so as it can go to help other families in need.”
Sadly Fabian passed away in the company of his family and loved ones on the 8th October , just 1 month after celebrating his 3rd Birthday . His gift to us to pass on to others will always be remembered and our thoughts are with his family at this time