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So far Lucy Merritt has created 7 blog entries.

Owen’s Story

By |2020-06-17T16:37:08+01:00June 17th, 2020|Box4Kids Stories|

Owen’s Story  Meet 12-year-old Owen! Owen is diagnosed with 22q deletion syndrome (also known as DiGeorge Syndrome) which limits his life expectancy. 22q deletion is caused by the deletion of a small segment of chromosome 22 and can cause a range of problems, including heart defects and learning difficulties. Owen’s main health problem is his [...]

Matty’s Story

By |2020-06-11T15:01:03+01:00June 11th, 2020|Box4Kids Stories|

Matty’s Story Meet 15-year-old Matthew (who likes to be known as Matty)! In December 2016 Matty was diagnosed with medulloblastoma which is a malignant, embryonal brain tumour. Around 55 children are diagnosed with medulloblastoma each year in the UK. He underwent treatment which involved tumour removal, radiotherapy and 12 months of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, he relapsed [...]

Rocky’s Story

By |2020-05-28T16:49:58+01:00May 28th, 2020|Box4Kids Stories|

Rocky’s Story Meet 10-year-old Rocky! Rocky loves anything to do with sport especially football, athletics, Formula One and horse racing. You name a sport, Rocky loves it! He also enjoys anything energetic and music! When Rocky was just one year old, he was diagnosed with Ketotic Hypoglycaemia, which is a condition where the level of [...]

Katie’s Story

By |2020-05-20T14:55:41+01:00May 20th, 2020|Box4Kids Stories|

Katie’s Story Meet 16-year-old Katie! Katie has a condition called Postprandial hyperinsulinemia hypoglycaemia which is a condition where her body does not know when to switch off its own insulin supply and does not metabolise any foods so Katie has to eat every two hours. Katie has been attending Great Ormond Street Hospital since she [...]

Athletics Weekly: The most generous man in British Athletics!

By |2020-05-19T14:36:19+01:00May 19th, 2020|News|

The fantastic article below published by Athletics Weekly explores the history of our founder and how he supported athletes such as Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill. It also talk about Box4Kids and the incredible VIP experiences we provide for our guests throughout the UK and Barrie's ambitions to take Box4Kids overseas! Click below to [...]