Family Stories

Assisting families caring for a sick child is at the heart of everything we do. Our family stories below provide an insight into how essential support can make a huge difference to those who need it most.


Lara’s Story

Mum Charlie, experienced a difficult pregnancy and at 33 weeks, doctors picked up something unusual on a routine scan but were unsure what it was. Continue Reading

Karl’s Story

In the winter of 2019 Karl’s family were not unduly worried when he began coughing as they suspected it was just a common cold. It Continue Reading

Clara’s Story

Chloe knew something was seriously wrong immediately after giving birth to her baby daughter, Clara. The tiny newborn became increasingly irritable and doctors transferred her Continue Reading

Malakai’s Story

Five months into her pregnancy with Malakai, Anne undertook her last prenatal scan and was assured her baby was developing as expected. Malakai’s siblings were Continue Reading
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“There were quite a few times when my legs were aching and my mind was saying ‘give up’ …but all I needed was a quick look down at the React T-shirt to remember the families React help to remind myself of how lucky I am to be on such a fantastic experience….which gave me the strength to carry on!”

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“I think it’s fantastic the work that React are doing. It’s so important for families to know that they have this kind of support when they’re having to cope with such difficulties.”

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