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Family Stories

Families are at the heart of our 'Homes from Home'

Carter's family story

Carter's family story

Carter was admitted to Addenbrooke's Hospital on Boxing Day when he became seriously ill after contracting a respiratory virus and developing severe breathing apnoea. Read how Acorn House supported Carter's family.

'Homes From Home'

When a child suddenly becomes ill, there’s no time to plan. We're here to give families one less thing to worry about by giving them a place to stay, free of charge just minutes from their child’s bedside.

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