This Leap Year, Acorns Children’s Hospice is calling on the local community to help us make sure our lifeline care and support never stops. We are urging people to leap into action to help cover the costs of the extra day of care on 29 February. Dudley Mum Sam Barklam reveals how making your extra day count will help local families like hers.
“I’ll never forget that first visit from Acorns, it was just like an angel was coming to help me.”
For mum Sam, the visit came at a time when the world was crashing down. Her own mum had passed away, her marriage was ending, and her baby boy Alex had been diagnosed with a life threatening condition.
“I was just so frightened,” she said. “Those first 12 months were the worst in my entire life. I don’t know how I made it through.”