|E-Newsletter Issue 110: Monday 4th December 2017|
Alice in Wonderland - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
AFTER THE SHOW...
Christmas Appeal for Kacper
With his parents' wishes, I would like to share Kacper's story and ask for your help.
On the 27th of Aug 2017, Kacper and his family's lives were turned upside down. A few weeks earlier, Kacper had been experiencing what his family and GP thought was a normal cold. However, as Kacper became more poorly he was taken to hosptial for tests. Doctors warned Kacper's parents that they believed he was seriously ill.
Kacper's condition deteriorated quickly and he was taken by ambulance in the middle of the night to the Children's Oncology Ward at Nottingham Queen's Med Centre, where he has spent most of his time since. Within a few days of admission and, after two operations, Kacper and his family received the devastating news that he had diagnosed with the life threatening condition Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH).
Only a month before diagnosis, Kacper won a tennis tournament and just a few weeks later was fighting for his life.
Kacper's parents said:
We are with Kacper 24/7. We blame ourselves for not noticing the disease earlier. We try our best to be good parents. It is hard because when we are with him, we blame ourselves that we're neglecting his brothers (Ozzie 5 and Victor 3) then when we're with them we can't focus and just cannot stop thinking about Kacper. We live 70 miles from Nottingham where Kacper is being treated. Ozzie started year 1 at school, Victor is in a nursery. Life for them needs to go on but it is not easy.
Kacper's parents are committed to doing their very best for Kacper, Ozzie and Victor and they are somehow managing to provide Kacper with the care that he needs whilst also ensuring that Ozzie and Victor's lives can be as normal as possible in the circumstances.
Naturally, Kacper's parents have prioritised supporting him over everything else but the escalating costs (including their accommodation and travel to and from Nottingham), coupled with their vastly reduced income from being away from work, means that they are not only dealing with Kacper's illness and the significant disruption to family life but they are also in serious need of financial support.
Wouldn't it be great if our school could help to make sure that Kacper, Ozzie and Victor have a wonderful Christmas with their mum and dad?
On Friday 8th and 15th December, children will be invited to bring out their festive jumpers once again for extra Christmas Muftis on these days! There is no obligation to provide a donation in exchange for wearing mufti but school will be collecting:
Kacper attends school at Earls Barton Primary and he and his family live just a few miles from Grendon. It would be fantastic if our generosity could extend to support this local family who really are in great need at this very challenging time.
Thank you in advance of your support - any questions, just let me know.
|Grendon Church Of England Primary School
Tel: 01933 663208