My name is Liz Hunt and I am an Assistant Manager for a Children’s Home in Sheffield.
In January 2018 my youngest son was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, aged 7. Four words changed our lives unimaginably….’your child has cancer’! Sam was admitted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital immediately and was started on chemotherapy. It is hard to describe the whirlwind of emotions and a lot of it is now a blur, but what is still at the forefront of my mind is the fact that PACT was there for us from that very first day. Lending a listening ear, understanding, making sure we at least ate a sandwich and further down the line the precious week in Filey and day trips. Priceless!
Having been through a cancer diagnoses of a child, I hope I can contribute a parent’s perspective of what is needed to support families in future.