Ava gets an early Christmas
Thanks to the donations from wonderful shoppers at The Rock in Bury, it was amazing to be able to help give 4-year old Ava who has a brain tumour a big surprise this weekend … Santa gave her an iPad!
Ava, who is from Bury, has already spent a considerable amount of time in hospital. She was lent an iPad for a short period of time by a family member. The iPad and the learning apps available helped Ava with her development during this time for example shape recognition and puzzles.
Charlene Le Blanc, Ava’s Mum, said “Ava has been asking for her own iPad since being lent one and SuperJosh’s charity has made her wish come true. The iPad will help Ava with her development and learning as there are numerous learning apps that can be downloaded to aid this.”
“In addition to this, Ava still has many hospital appointments that she has to go to, we can now bring the iPad with us to help keep Ava occupied while she is there. Thank you very much to The Rock and to SuperJosh”
Dawn Fidler, Mum and Founder of the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity, said “Having spent so much time in hospital with Josh we know how important it is to fill this gap that the NHS simply cannot fund.”
“It’s amazing to be able to make this great Christmas gift to Ava thanks to the kind support of The Rock Bury and their shoppers!”
Eva Le Blanc
Mat Le Blanc
Charlene Le Blanc
Leo Le Blanc
Dawn Fidler – Mum and Founder, Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity
The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity relies on the support of local people to enable to provide the services offered.
Joshua was 3 ½ when he was diagnosed with a brain stem tumour. Life-saving surgery to remove the tumour left Josh with serious post-operative complications.
On Josh’s 13th Birthday in 2013, Josh and his mum, Dawn, launched the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity with the aim of helping other families living with childhood brain tumours and post-operative complications. The charity, The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity, has raised over £250,000 since its inception.
From Christmas 2013 Dawn was told seven times in eight months her son only had 48 hours to live. Josh defied all odds, and turned 14 in August of 2014 but sadly died in November.
Since his passing, Dawn and Josh’s other family members have maintained their commitment to his Charity and have remained active and engaged with all of the charity’s supporters.
To make a donation to the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity you can: –
Donate by text: To donate £5 right now, text SJBT13 followed by £1, £2, £5 or £10 to 70070
Donate online: visit www.joshwilson.org.uk and click on Please Donate Here