What do you envisage for your child at the age of 15? Excellent grades, a good set of friends and a bright future?
Mick and Geraldine Barrott wanted nothing less for their daughter, Sarah. They never imagined that their teenage daughter would be diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukaemia, a diagnosis that completely changed their life and outlook for the future.
Over the next 6 years, Sarah received chemotherapy treatment and a bone marrow transplant to treat her condition. Despite the effects of her illness, Sarah remained the caring, optimistic and loving person she had always been.
Sadly, during her treatment Sarah suffered a stroke which lead to her being admitted to Heathcote Rehabilitation Hospital in Whitnash.
Sarah was tall for her age and this, combined with Sarah’s reduced mobility, made it difficult for Geraldine to cope with caring for Sarah at home. Although Geraldine and Mick tried making alterations to their home, such as moving Sarah’s bed downstairs, local healthcare providers suggested that Sarah seek support from Myton. Shortly after, Sarah was referred to Warwick Myton Hospice.