In November 2012 we received the news no parent ever expects to hear; that our son Harry was diagnosed with Leukaemia
When diagnosed Harry was informed of a new friend (Chemo Duck) he would receive to help him along his new path in life. As parents this was the least of our worries and we both soon forgot of this promised introduction. However, Harry held onto that hope and dream of getting his new friend and when he never showed Harry brought it to our attention.
So as any parent in our situation would do we set about finding Harry a Chemo Duck. When we managed to track Gabe's Chemo Duck down to it's home in Nashville USA we soon learned from Lu Sipos (founder of Gabe's Chemo Duck) that she was eager to promote Gabe's Chemo Duck in the UK as she herself was born and raised in the UK. The problem she faced was the storage and distribution of the ducks across the UK. This is where Jenkar Shipping kindly stepped in.
I had a word with my colleagues at work and we decided the least we could do was store and distribute these little fellas across the UK.
Since this day we have been committed to raising awareness of the benefit the program has and the comfort it brings. We have a number of centres interested and raising funds to invest in this great tool.
As for Harry...well as you can see he doesn't go anywhere without his Chemo Duck.
And this is why we are focused on raising funds for Chemo Duck in partnership with Candlelighters to make sure that every child that is diagnosed with cancer is provided with a Chemo Duck program.