October 29th 2018 is a date etched into Kate and James’ minds forever. It was the day their bright and bubbly daughter Paige was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
She’d just turned 5.
Suddenly the family were in the scary and unfamiliar world of hospital wards, isolation, tests, scans and needles.
Instead of dancing and having fun playing mermaids with her sister, Paige was in hospital for months on end. Chemotherapy left her exhausted, in pain and often too unwell to leave her hospital bed
But amid the pain and sadness, something magical happened.
Captain Starlights arrived on the ward.
The minute Paige saw them, her face lit up and her mood was lifted.
She got to laugh and play and be a kid again.
That happiness helped Paige cope with her long months in hospital.
Starlight helped make Paige’s time in hospital a happier and more positive experience and her mum Kate is so thankful to Starlight supporters.
“Starlight has been our light and what they do for families like ours is so important.”
Will you help bring happiness to a seriously ill child?
Just $39 can help brighten the life of a seriously ill child like Paige who spends much of her time in hospital.
HAPPINESS WHEN IT MATTERS MOST!
When Captain Starlight arrives on the hospital ward the fun begins. See the difference that happiness makes to sick kids like Paige.
Your support will help bring the fun of Captain Starlight to kids in hospital wards across Australia.
Our Captain Starlight program:
- Provides a positive hospital experience
- Reduces stress, tension and anxiety
- Improves a child’s well-being
- Supports family cohesiveness
- Increases health care participation and enhances health outcomes