I will share some stories from myself and Rays sessions at Gosh
It’s the most amazing place to work , meeting amazing children and their families ,but its also a very emotional place knowing that some of these children have unlimited time .
Being able to be involved with the children is an honour some are so poorly ,sad ,depressed , homesick , missing friends and family as they don’t live near the hospital and many not even in the country
There are so many stories of the years and all deserve to be told but I have chosen a few that it as hard
Myself and Ray met this young man x a few years earlier he was diagnosed with leukaemia ,we would go up to him every weds and do pe sessions by his bed ,he loved sport and had many fun times with us and would always ask for us to come and see him .
Boy x finished treatment after a long process and he was in finally in remission fantastic news .
A few years later late in2017 we were told that boy x was back in gosh ,it happens a lot children being readmitted , “ great would love to see him “ we said “ he would love to see you both ,but the family have just been told that there is nothing they can do for him so he will go home to die .
Myself and Ray go up to the ward not knowing what to expect and holding it together
All the family were there and were very happy to see us and boy x was very weak but he gave us a little smile , family filming every moment ,
We did pe with him he like to play volleyball from his bed with a beachball ,
And for that 20 mins or so, he was just having fun and mum was saving all her memories a special moment that will stay with us forever .