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Jacob and Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Morning everyone and thank you for your continued support. Hopefully some of you and your loved ones have either had their first vaccine or have a date for one and it’s also important to know that if you are considered more at risk or a carer that you are able to ring your GP to get booked in.

This week’s nomination comes from Lucy who’s friend’s family are looking after their brave 2 year old in the brilliant Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Here’s the nomination in full:

Hi admins, Thanks again for all the work you guys put in.I have a nomination I’d like to pass on - totally understand if it’s not possible though but thanks in advance for reading. I would like to nominate my friends’ sister-in-law’s family, who discovered on Friday that their 2 year old son Jacob has a brain tumour and further masses on his spine. He had surgery yesterday which lasted 10 hours but went well, and once they see the results of that they will decide what action is needed on his spine. He is in Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital for the foreseeable future whilst he recovers. >> >> I think I can safely say this is everyone’s worst nightmare, and at a time when friends and family simply cannot do everything they want to support the family. Jacob’s parents have been allowed to see him in hospital but they are not allowed to visit together due to covid limitations. >> >> I would like to be able to give them £500 to support them as best as we can during this time - Jacob’s father has recently started a new job and so isn’t sure at the moment how much leeway he’ll be given for paid leave. If only to cover parking / takeaways when they can’t cope I know it will be appreciated, let alone taking away worries they have about paying their mortgage whilst taking time off work to spend with Jacob at the hospital. >> >> Thanks for considering this, >> >> Lucy

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