Family stories

Meet some of the families that we support

Jude and his mother

Jude

Here his family share their story on coming to terms with Jude’s condition and how support from Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service is helping them cope with everyday life. 

Riley and Stanley

Riley & Stanley

Shailza, the boys mother, shares some insight into life with her boys and the invaluable support she gets from Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.

Anna Rose

Anna Rose

Anna’s mum, Kay speaks of the vital support the Alexander Care Team gave to her and her family in helping to cope with the impact of Anna’s condition and loss of her beautiful daughter.

Jude and his mother

Kia

Kia’s mum, Rachel, explains how invaluable Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service has been in caring for Kia and supporting the family especially through the current times. 

Jude and his mother

Barnaby

Shortly after Barnaby was born in January 2008, Barnaby’s parents were given the devastating news that the healthy baby they expected had a severe and rare brain disorder called Lissencephaly. This is his story.

Jude and his mother

Aayushi

Aayushi has a progressive neurological disorder. Her condition sadly worsened soon after lockdown and her parents were worried that she may not make it to her 18th birthday in May.

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Our services are free to every family that needs them but we need your help to continue to support these families and reach out to more that need us. 

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