Here we share stories of how family’s lives have been helped by Demelza, from hospice care through to family support and ongoing bereavement support.

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Isla's story

“Isla was a happy, bright, bubbly five-year-old; we never had any reason to believe she was unwell, sadly, this all changed overnight when she was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour called DIPG. Within nine months of that diagnosis, Isla was gone.” – Steph, mum to Isla

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World Hospice & Palliative Care Day | Fenton's story

This World Hospice & Palliative Care Day we're delighted to share Fenton's story, where you'll hear from Mum Sharon on why this care is so important and how Demelza’s support helped her switch off from being a carer for the first time in nearly 16 years. 

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Zelcia's story

Zelcia was just one year old when she swallowed a button-sized lithium battery, which caused deep and severe damage to her throat – she was rushed to hospital, and most of her oesophagus had to be removed. Zelcia's mum shares just how important Demelza has been in their family's life.

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Harry's story

As part of our Festive Wishes Appeal, Harry's mum, Juanita, is sharing their family's experience at Demelza.

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Demelza siblings have a blast at circus skills day

12-year-old Flo organised an incredible circus skills extravaganza for a group of Demelza siblings this August!

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Rhys' story

In recognition of Hospice Care Week Rhys & his family shared their experiences with Demelza and how the support they have received has helped Rhys to now be discharged from our services.

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