Before Zak was diagnosed, he started complaining about a toothache and an ear ache, for which his parents took him to the dentist and doctors. A week later he hadn’t improved and in addition he could no longer smile on one side of his face. His parents started to really worry. It looked like he’d had a stroke.
The GP suspected Zak might have mumps or Bell’s Palsy and hoped it would improve on its own, but after watching their son crying in pain, his parents demanded more answers. A few days later, Zak was taken for blood tests at their local hospital and his parents were given the devastating news that their son had cancer.
The hospital is a 70 mile round trip, which can be very costly when you have as many appointments as Zak does. So when his parents contacted Lennox last year, we were pleased to be able to help them with a one-off grant for fuel, food and clothing.
Zak has been so brave for the last year, so his parents would like to take him and his sister for some fun days out and much needed quality time together. He is also trying to put on the weight that he lost during chemotherapy so he needs some new clothes too!
With your help, we would love to provide some extra grants for Zak’s family and many other families who have been through a nightmare year like theirs.
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