Raihana is a five-year-old girl from Tower Hamlets – one of our 50 Children whose portrait was painted by Miracles’ Founder, Theo Ellert (see above).
Raihanna’s Social Worker at Great Ormond Street Hospital called Miracles for help when, between bouts of chemotherapy, the little girl would normally have been allowed to go home. But her home was infested with a poisonous mould which would have been fatal so, with the help of the local council, the family was rehoused. However, there was no funding for renovations and the floor of the new property was cold and dangerous. So Miracles arranged for new block flooring to be laid and much to her family’s delight, Raihanna was finally allowed to go home.
Oliver was a little boy with a brain tumour. He was just two years old when it was diagnosed. His single-parent Mum was devastated, not knowing which way to turn for help – until she found Miracles. Through months of intensive treatment the tumour was brought under control and for Ollie’s fourth birthday Miracles bought him his very own pony. Tragically the tumour returned and he died a year later but the friendship of Miracles and the memories his Mum has to treasure give her strength to face the future.
Francesca is the Child Carer for her sick Mum while her soldier brother is in Afghanistan. On some of her Mum’s frequent spells in hospital Miracles funds a riding holiday for pony mad Francesca. For this little girl it is a brief but wonderful break from her duties while someone else looks after Mum.
Miracles works closely with Child Carer agencies to help the many children like Francesca whose childhood is spent caring for their carers – often in dire poverty.
is vital for the ever-increasing number of people who fall through the net of other aid agencies and can find nowhere else to turn. Social Workers, Hospitals and Citizens' Advice Bureaux around the country rely on Miracles for a rapid response for families in the shadow of terminal sickness, for child carers living in poverty and for individual cases of extreme need.
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