Lauren’s family offer a big THANKS to #SuperJosh
The family of Lauren Parry have been awarded a post-treatment holiday grant from SuperJosh’s charity, the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity.
Lauren, who is 19 years old and from Wigan, Greater Manchester, was diagnosed with Brain Tumour in September 2014 and underwent surgery in November of the same year. The diagnosis came as a complete shock to Lauren and her family and in the words of her Dad, Craig, the bottom fell out of their world.
It was whilst Lauren was undergoing six weeks of Radiotherapy at The Christie in February of this year that the family were contacted by Dawn Fidler of The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity, which was set up to support families just like Lauren’s.
Dawn got in touch with Lauren’s parents, Craig and Pat, offering the Charity’s support services and also a grant for a post-treatment holiday. Lauren’s family are currently awaiting the results of the radiotherapy treatment and are looking forward to their well-deserved break.
A post treatment holiday not only gives a poorly child something to look forward to, but can be a hugely well-deserved respite to the family who have been at their side.
Craig Parry, Lauren’s Dad, said “I want to thank Dawn and the Joshua Charity for all that they have done to support our family. The grant has helped us treat Lauren to a well-deserved family holiday but the emotional support has been just as welcomed.”
“Things like this rock your world. We hope and pray Lauren is on her way to a full recovery. We are so very grateful and look forward to doing some fundraising for Josh’s charity in the future so that we can help the charity to be able to support other families like us. Thank you!”
Dawn Fidler said “I am so proud of the legacy my amazing boy has left behind, enabling us to support families like Lauren’s. We are delighted to have been able to offer them this chance of a holiday at the end of her treatment and look forward to hearing all about it!
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, went on to raise £100,000 in its first year of existence.
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