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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 [...]

Leon’s Story

By |2020-04-23T15:31:37+01:00April 23rd, 2020|Box4Kids Stories|

Leon’s Story Meet twelve-year-old Leon! In 2014 aged just six Leon and his younger brother Jack were both diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. It is a rare genetic disease that occurs primarily in males. Duchenne is caused by a genetic mutation that prevents the body from producing dystrophin, a protein that muscles need to work [...]

Alannah’s Story

By |2020-05-19T09:42:58+01:00April 17th, 2020|Box4Kids Stories|

Alannah’s Story Meet 8-year-old Alannah! Alannah was born with an undiagnosed genetic condition which is life-limiting. It has caused severe development delay, vision impairment and epilepsy. She is cared for by Hospice at Home and Children’s Hospice South West. Melanie the Senior Care Administrator at CHSW’s Charlton Farm nominated Alannah to attend a Box4Kids event. [...]