Abbie and James were supported at Acorn House when their son, Jenson, became critically ill with a respiratory virus. He later was diagnosed with a rare heart condition.
Sara's six year old son, Adam has already undergone two open heart surgeries and her daughter Aimee is currently in hospital due to a chronic pain condition. Whenever her children have been in hospital Eckersley House has been there to support them
Susan is the proud Nanna to Sophie, a little girl who was suddenly diagnosed with a brain tumour and underwent emergency major surgery. Since Sophie's parents received support at Crawford House Susan has been fundraising for our 'Home from Home'
For every parent that walks through our doors, they share a similar but unique reality of spending time with their child in hospital. This Mother's Day we asked Eliana's mum, Louise, to share snippets of her hospital diary with us
Alya was born with a heart defect which has meant she has undergone three major heart surgeries at Leeds Children's Hospital. We first helped her parents when Alya was born, and have been there for them ever since.
Since being born in January 2020, Aria and her family have spent just 61 days outside of the hospital walls. Aria was born with a liver condition and recently needed a liver transplant, with the donor being her mum. Eckersley House has been there for Aria's parents, keeping the family together throughout their time in Leeds
Emma and David have been staying at Scott House for the last 11 weeks since their son, Isaac, was suddenly diagnosed with a rare heart condition.
Evie is recovering from a bone marrow transplant in Newcastle, where she has been since July. During this time we have been able to support her parents at Crawford House
When Sue Cartwright worked for us she knew just how impactful given a family a place to stay was. Years later, her own nephew was given a 'Home from Home' when his son Jack needed treatment in Leeds Children's Hospital
Emma Blaik's daughter was rushed to Sheffield Children's Hospital after contracting the flu. She spent six days in hospital during which time we supported her at our Sheffield 'Homes from Home'.