The North Yorkshire family of a little girl who was hospitalized for over a year while battling leukemia spoke of the invaluable accommodation provided to them by a charity.
Evie Armstrong, six, of Scarborough, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in August 2020 and is currently in hospital. Leeds Since then, he has been receiving treatment, including a bone marrow transplant.
His mother, Katy Armstrong, said the Yorkshire childhood cancer charity Candlelighters provided the family with an overnight stay at The Candlelighters Cottage.
“This is a nice communal accommodation for families with hospitalized children to use, from house to house, where you can prepare your own meals,” he said.
“We’re so grateful for all the help they’ve provided and we can see first hand what great work they’re doing!” He said that he and Evie’s father, Simon, had their first dinner together in six months and spent precious family time with Evie.
Candlelighters aims to raise funds and awareness as they celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.