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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.

Abbie’s story: “It’s so nice knowing she’s safe and happy. It means I can relax.”

For mum Lisa, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) has been an “absolute saviour” for her whole family. When her daughter Abbie was born, mum Lisa didn’t know that in just six months’ time, they would find themselves in intensive care...