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19 Aug: Meet Luana

Luana was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukaemia) when she was 10 years old. Last year Luana relapsed and has just completed TBI (total body irradiation) in preparation for a bone marrow transplant.   Chemo Duck aka “Lulu” has been there every step of the way and is a very special companion for Luana, making her smile and always there…

Jaxson Super Mario

14 May: “He says it makes him feel safe…”

Jaxson was age 3 when he was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).  Jaxson’s mum heard about The Give A Duck Foundation via a fellow oncology mum and got in touch! “Jax has named him “Chemo” and has done his blood pressure, scan and given him his medicine through his wiggly and Bella changed her Huggable Hope ducks outfit.  Jaxson…

Kaitlyn

28 Apr: Play matters

Play Matters and that’s why we now work with over 25 hospitals and support community play specialists throughout the UK. On occasion, we receive direct requests of support from families where they attend a hospital not yet supported by Give A Duck.  When this happens we can send Chemo Duck and Huggable Hope sibling ducks directly out to them! “Thank…

Beatrice and Hope

18 Nov: Meet Bea

Meet Bea & Hope! Bea (Beatrice) age 8, was given a Huggable Hope duck when her sister Rosalind (Rosie) was diagnosed with cancer at just 2 years old. Rosie died when she was 4, just before coronavirus arrived in the UK. We are so grateful to Annette, Beatrice and Rosie’s mum to share the support (Huggable) Hope has given to…

Diagnosis day

25 Sep: Meet Isobel

“Isobel was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at the age of 2. Her diagnosis was a complete shock to us all…” “Isobel was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at the age of 2. Her diagnosis was a complete shock to us all, as although she was pale and a bit off her food she hadn’t been unwell. Our fabulous GP…