“David was transferred to the hospice for palliative care on Christmas Eve 2019, and as soon as we arrived, everyone was so kind. Even though there were going to be six of us, they offered to cook the…


“David was transferred to the hospice for palliative care on Christmas Eve 2019, and as soon as we arrived, everyone was so kind. Even though there were going to be six of us, they offered to cook the whole family Christmas lunch the next day.

“David couldn’t swallow at this point, so the catering team pureed all of his Christmas dinner and shaped each of the ingredients to look like the food on everybody else’s plate. It made it feel like I was really feeding him Christmas dinner rather than puree, which, alongside a safe space for the children to open their presents next to their daddy, somehow helped to make the day special for us.”

Almost a year on, and David and his wife Danielle are both looking forward to a more normal Christmas together at home. In their story, they reflect on the journey they’ve been on since David’s diagnosis and the incredible progress he’s made with support from St Barnabas House.

Read it here: www.stbh.org.uk/davids-story




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