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Thankyou for helping Emily feel beautiful with her new wig , It makes so much difference. Your work is amazing and I still dont understand how you are able to get up each day after all you have been through , but just wanted to tell you we are very grateful for you help. 

Tracy xx(Emily's mum)

'I could never put into words how grateful I am to the Tuesday charity for helping me in my darkest hour. They helped me and my family get through a really tough time and provided not only financial support but also emotional. The charity provided me with the wig in this picture which helped to build my confidence after losing all my hair and also contributed a large amount of money so I could go on holiday after my treatment had finished!' Emily xx

Hi Sue
I would just like to thank you again for the next vouchers.
The work that you do for the Tuesday O'Hara fund goes beyond words. The past year has been the hardest of our lives, but we have also been overwhelmed by the kindness that we have recieved.
We have felt at times let down by some of the health care professionals with their sometimes lack of compassion and the lack of knowledge that we have recieved (or not).
The Tuesday O'Hara fund has helped us, not only from the extremely generous gift of £500 next vouchers but also from the support and kindness  that you have showed us. To beable to speak to someone that understands what we are going through and has been through the same battle is amazing. To know the feelings and frustrations that we have felt are normal and just vent our frustrations to somebody who listens has helped us alot. 
I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for us. The Tuesday O'Hara helps people at the worst point in there lives when only someone who has been through something similar can relate too.
I thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

Faye & Ross

hi Sue,

I had heard the name 'Tuesday O'hara' from my children who went to school with her, in the newspaper reports of charity events, and the sad announcement of her death. It was one of those names that you hear, you recognise, and maybe take some interest in.

That changed in January 2009, when my son Rob, then 21 years old, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.

From then on the Tuesday O'hara Fund, Tuesday, Sue and Frank, became part of our lives.

Right from day one of his diagnosis Rob spent long periods of time in hospital. For much of this time he felt quite well, but frustrated at being stuck in hospital with day time TV! The charity very kindly presented Rob with a Playstation 3 and a game, to keep him occupied and take his mind of his treatment, both in Eastbourne and when he had to spend lonely weeks in Kings Hospital, and the Royal Free Hospital in London.

As a family we became involved in attending charity events, the first one being the Halloween Tuesday's Terrorthon, which was sadly to be our last night out together.

Sue and Frank were also very supportive on a personal basis, always there for a chat (which usually ended in tears) or with advice, and provided us with information on Leukaemia, and other charities and funds.

Always aware that Leukaemia affects the whole family, Sue and Frank also gave us tickets for myself and my two youngest children to go to Lapland UK; as I had had to spend so much time with Rob, they were being virtually neglected!

Rob had an unsuccessful stem cell transplant in September 2009, and had started preparation for a trial treatment in December, but sadly he passed away on 29th December 2009, having being allowed home for Christmas.

Sue and Frank were there again with support, recommending a caring, sensitive funeral director, and a £500 donation towards the costs.

Since Rob's death we as a family have become more involved with the charity, attending events and trying to give back.

Leukaemia took Rob. The Tuesday O'Hara fund, Sue, and Frank, helped make that time a little easier, knowing they do understand, they do care, and though it doesn't take the worry, the despair or the pain away completely, it just helps to know they are there, that because of them, people like Tuesday and Rob will not be forgotten.

Viv xxx

Dear Sue,

Hope you're doing well.

I was so pleased to hear from Emily Wellfare, as I haven't actually met another young person that had to go through the same thing. We are planning on meeting up when I next go back to Eastbourne from university.

I am also pleased to let you know that I am still using the laptop you gave me :)

after so long the laptop still working, I am currently using it at University. I am still so grateful for the help you gave me, there are no words to describe how amazing the charity is.

In fact, I would love to help and make a difference too. I was wondering if there is a possibility I could help the charity by doing some charity activities around the university to help you.

Hope you like the idea, and hope it is possible too.

Regards and much love

Betzabeth Olivier

 

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