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Family stories

99,000 children and young people are living in the UK with health conditions that are life-limiting or life-threatening – and the number is rising. Meet some of the families we support.

Alfie’s story: Lighting up the room

Alfie is six-years-old and very affectionate. He loves to sit and stroke your face. He’ll say “love you Mummy and Daddy”. He has beautiful big brown eyes and eyelashes that stretch for days! He also has a very serious illness...