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Cai

"this is me… king cai"

Hiya, my name is King Cai and I am 11 years old. I was born with Vici Syndrome but I have never allowed my disability define me. Read More

archery

"my personal lockdown challenge"

The "enthusiasm, positivity and care" Helen felt when visiting her nephew at Tŷ Hafan inspired her and her family to fundraise for the charity Read More

Volunteers week

"Volunteers’ Week 2020"

It's National Volunteers&rsquo; Week, and our volunteer development manager, Debbie, has a message for our 650 volunteers who have stuck by us through the crisis. Read More

Mental Health Awareness Week

"supporting positive mental wellbeing with play"

For Mental Health Awareness Week our play worker, Emma Atkins, has written about the benefits of 'play' and its power in supporting positive mental wellbeing, both for the child and the family. Read More

Martin Davies

"a message from our chairman"

Martin Davies explains why he has never been so proud to be the Chair of Tŷ Hafan as he witnesses a display of such "remarkable resilience" from staff, families and supporters in this global pandemic. Read More

Debbie Ho

"a little "hello" from our new director of care"

Meet Debbie Ho, our new Director of Care at the hospice. Deb has joined the team at quite a challenging and unique time so not all of us had the chance to meet her in person yet! So here's Deb with a little "hello" for our staff and families. Read More

Daniel Thomas PPE

"Daniel saves his pocket money to buy PPE "

10-year-old Daniel wanted to do something to help Tŷ Hafan in our efforts to protect children and our staff from Coronavirus, and has done exactly that with a selfless gesture that has put a smile on all of our faces here at the hospice.   Read More

hari

"specialist care into the heart of family homes"

Some lovely words from Tracy, our head of community services and partnerships, about the alternative ways we are providing care to our families in this difficult time. Read More

Hari appeal square

"8 ways you can help tŷ hafan in these uncertain times"

In this time of national emergency, we need your help now more than ever. Read More

Car Push

"Pushing forward with Shane O'Neill"

In this week’s Family Friday Shane describes his unusual challenge and what inspired him to take it on. Read More

family stories

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osian

osian's story

Just hours after Osian Liddlell was born, his parents' joy turned to fear, as their precious baby boy was transferred to the neo natal intensive care unit. A rash had spread across his face and body and doctors immediately started carrying out tests to find out why.  Read More

riley

riley's story

When baby Riley came into the world 7 years ago, his parents couldn't wait for him to meet his three older brothers. But as soon as Riley was born, his parents knew something wasn't quite right.  Read More

Molly and Emily

molly and emily's story

Sisters Molly and Emily bring so much joy and love to their mum and dad's lives, but since they were born, life is not how their parents James and Sarah ever expected it to be.  Both girls were born healthy babies two years apart but as time went on, their parents noticed their daughters weren't developing as they should be. Read More

Lilly-May

lilly-may's story

Doctors diagnosed Lilly-May with Leukodystrophy, a life-limiting brain condition that affects the central nervous system, which is responsible for nearly everything we do from our heartbeats to walking. Read More

luca

luca's story

Luca Pucella was a happy, energetic little boy with an infectious laugh, a wicked sense of humour and a tremendous zest for life.  He brought love and joy to the lives of his family, his friends and everyone who knew him.  But something made Luca different to other boys.  He suffered from a rare, life-limiting condition, and in November 2017, when he was just eleven years old, Luca passed away. Read More

Felix

felix's story

When Dan and Alex's baby son Felix was just a few months old, his parents received the devastating news that their little boy had a life-limiting condition and would never walk, talk or even live past infancy. Read More

Cai

cai's story

Even though Micaela knew she had a high risk pregnancy, she and her partner Matthew had no idea about just how poorly their little boy was going to be. Read More

Elain

elain's story

Elain James was referred to Tŷ Hafan in January 2011 when she was just 8 months old. Elain was antenatally diagnosed with congenital heart disease, but it wasn't until she was born that her family knew the full extent of her illness. Read More

alice

alice's story

When Alice was born at 34 weeks, the doctors delivered devastating news to her mum and dad – their newborn baby girl had just 20 minutes to live. Barry and Rebecca had known their daughter was at risk since their 20-week scan had picked up problems, with serious implications for their unborn baby’s safety. But they could never have imagined the difficult road that lay ahead of them. Read More

Ollie

ollie's story

When baby Ollie was born in June 2014, he wasn’t breathing.  So he was resuscitated before being put in the arms of his Mum, Sophie.  She and her husband Sean took their precious new-born son home the next day, but for some reason, they knew something wasn’t right.  Read More

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