We urgently need your help to fund the Med Shed for the next 12 months.
As Nursing and Family Liaison Director Eimear get’s to meet every single child who comes to Barretstown.And even though every child is different, they all have one thing in common. Each of them was happily going about their childhood until a devastating diagnosis turned their world upside down.
Like little Daniel Fagan-Bourgan who thought his fight with cancer was over. He was getting ready to come to Barretstown when doctors broke the news that his tumour had returned. At just six-years-old he was facing that battle for the second time. But I’m so glad that Daniel and his family didn’t change their plans. In spite of the terrible news they had received they came to Barretstown. They felt they needed to. And they were right.
But without the Med Shed, coming to Barretstown simply would not be possible for children like Daniel.
The nurses and doctors who volunteer here are dedicated to making sure that children like Daniel and their families can concentrate on doing the things that make them feel like the family they were before cancer came along. It’s called Therapeutic Recreation and over the years I’ve seen it help hundreds of children and their families.
That’s why even when it’s medication time the fun doesn’t stop. The nurses and doctors from the Med Shed will find a camper wherever they are. Down by the lake. Horse riding. Or performing in the theatre. This allows campers and their families to relax and enjoy every moment.