For new parents, Leanne and Sara, Christmas 2019 was one of heartache, fear and sadness after their baby son Kai was diagnosed with a serious and complex brain condition.
Thanks to generous supporters who donate to the charity’s Christmas appeal, Demelza Elves will be delivering a special present to Kai and hundreds of other children like him. What’s more, children will also receive a personalised video message from Santa and be invited to lots of festive-themed online therapy sessions throughout December.
And Leanne and Sara, have their own plans in place to make the most of the precious time they have together with their ‘cheeky’ one-year-old.
“We’re short on space in the flat”, says Leanne. “But we’ll cover everything with lights and decorate where we can. This virus isn’t going away but we don’t know how long we have Kai for. He might defeat the odds but we can’t lose this precious time – we need to make memories as a family.”