Box4Kids Stories

Home/Box4Kids Stories

Ben’s Story

By |2020-05-13T16:57:23+01:00May 13th, 2020|Box4Kids Stories|

Ben’s Story Meet 12-year-old Ben! He has a great variety of interests including Manchester United, Marvel, DC Comics, gaming with friends, films and more recently baking and music. Ben was born poorly and as time as progressed, he and his family have learned to live with his chronic illnesses. He suffers from a number of [...]

Maisy’s Story

By |2020-05-08T12:15:21+01:00May 8th, 2020|Box4Kids Stories|

Maisy’s Story Meet 11-year-old Maisy! Maisy was a normal girl who loved life, cart-wheeled everywhere she went and loved being with her friends.  In April 2019 Maisy, aged 10 was diagnosed with stage four Germ Cell (Ovarian) Cancer which had also spread to her liver and lungs. She was immediately transferred to Alder Hey Children’s [...]

James’ Story

By |2020-05-05T12:00:06+01:00May 5th, 2020|Box4Kids Stories|

James’ Story Meet nine-year-old James! James was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when he was just two years old and went through three and a half years of very intense chemotherapy. James absolutely loves football! He is a big Liverpool FC fan and enjoys watching local team Coventry City play. James also adores Star Wars [...]

Liam’s Story

By |2020-06-16T13:09:36+01:00May 5th, 2020|Box4Kids Stories|

Liam’s Story Meet 12-year-old Liam! Liam absolutely loves football and supports Leicester City and likes to watch Coventry City. Liam also enjoys playing football for Aston Villa’s disabled team. In 2015, Liam was diagnosed with pilocytic astrocytoma, which is a type of brain tumour. Liam also has structural focal epilepsy which is caused by damage [...]

Cassie’s Story

By |2020-05-04T17:01:09+01:00May 4th, 2020|Box4Kids Stories|

Cassie’s Story Meet 15-year-old Cassie.    Cassie has end stage renal failure which is the final permanent stage of chronic kidney disease. The kidneys are no longer able to function properly on their own. She is on dialysis 3 to 4 times a week at home which is a machine used to remove waste products and [...]

Nieve’s Story

By |2020-05-01T16:03:29+01:00May 1st, 2020|Box4Kids Stories|

Nieve’s Story Meet 7-year-old Nieve! Nieve was diagnosed with stage 4 Wilms’ tumour with lung metastases just after her 5th birthday. Wilms’ tumour is a type of kidney cancer which most commonly affects children. Around just 80 children in the UK are diagnosed with Wilms’ tumour each year. Stage 4 means the tumour has spread [...]

George’s Story

By |2020-05-01T11:08:06+01:00May 1st, 2020|Box4Kids Stories|

George’s Story Meet nine-year-old George! George was diagnosed with 22q deletion syndrome when he was five years old after years of frequent hospital admissions and procedures. 22q deletion syndrome is caused by the deletion of a small segment of chromosome 22 and can cause a range of lifelong problems, including heart defects and learning difficulties. [...]

James’ Story

By |2020-04-29T16:36:49+01:00April 27th, 2020|Box4Kids Stories|

James’ Story Meet 12-year-old James. He enjoys playing football with his local team and also loves cars, visiting car shows and car garages in the local area, especially the Aston Martin garage! In 2017, just before his 9th birthday James started to feel poorly and his body began to swell. He was admitted to Sunderland [...]