Bravery Packages is a new programme that we have set up, where we distribute 'care packages' to anyone of the age 2-21 that suffers from a chronic, serious or life-altering illness. We distribute packages to very brave kids/teens that we believe deserve a very special surprise. They receive a box full of goodies personalised to what they are interested in and would enjoy receiving, as well as a personalised Bravery Card, to help brighten their day as well as put a smile on their face and provide them with gifts to keep them occupied whilst unwell/in hospital/receiving treatment and more.
The very first child who received a Bravery Package was 10 year old Poppy and her sister Coral. Poppy is a very inspirational 10 year old who has gone through way too much for someone her age. She fights Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Chronic Intestinal Psuedo Obstruction, Epilepsy and more serious chronic illnesses. In September 2014, Poppy received the gift of life and had a multi-visceral transplant. Sadly in the last few months Poppy has become very poorly again, having spent about 8 weeks in hospital over the summer holidays including numerous stays in ICU.
Poppy and her sister are very, very brave and inspirational. A few weeks ago, I put together a Bravery Package for them and it certainly made their day! You can see pictures of Poppy and her sister opening their Bravery Package below. You can also follow Poppy and her story on 'Poppy - Our Little Fighter' on Facebook.