It was a heart wrenching moment for the parents of a little girl from the U.K who tragically passed away after a brave fight with cancer, but what her mom did next will inspire you.
Today was one of our busy days, which is good, time stands still and we find the days are long.
Today we had a visit…
Siobhan Mathers lost the battle to Neuroblastoma on June 1, 2019, after being diagnosed with it since the age of two according to a Facebook post. She died surrounded by her family who shared many her memories on the girl’s page, Siobhan Mather’s Fight Against Neuroblastoma.
The family posted, “Siobhan made us the proudest parents with the strength she carried everyday, she really was our superhero,” they wrote, “We will miss and love her always, she will forever be in our hearts!!!”
2 years ago today, Siobhan was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma.
We remember her ambulance ride, blue lighted, all the way…
While thanking the team at GOSH (Great Ormond Street Hospital) that treated her, they made it a point to thank one staff member who really impacted all of them with her loving and caring nature.
The mother posted, “I have attached a video, to show everyone the amazing work that all the nurses do, not only to try and help save the children with the outstanding care they give, but to make them feel safe and happy in their care.” Just see how nurse Beth Porch plays the guitar and sings to Siobhan Mathers.
These last days we have felt like we are back at the beginning of Siobhan’s journey. Living in the world of the unknown.
The results from Siobhan’s latest scan, after her becoming quite unwell, have shown that her disease has spread very rapidly!
She started chemotherapy on Monday, after agreeing that the last medication she was on was not right for her.
So GOSH will be where we stay for the mean time. Hoping the chemotherapy will take some kind of control!
I have attached a video, to show everyone the amazing work that all the nurses do, not only to try and help save the children with the outstanding care they give, but to make them feel safe and happy in their care.
Siobhan’s consultant John Anderson, and her doctor Neha have also given us a sence of security, and they have never given up on our family to help in every possible way.
Never underestimate the care of the NHS, they have given us so much!!! They have given Siobhan the chance to carry on.
Great Ormond Street Hospital is truly amazing!!!!
Posted by Siobhan Mather’s Fight Against Neuroblastoma on Sunday, May 5, 2019
The Christian nurse writes music and has always gone out of her way to care for all of her patients the same way. As one mom identified as Gemma, tweeted about how nurse Beth sang and played the ukulele during the time her son was being treated for cancer. Mom Gemma wrote that Artie her son, is battling Burkitt’s Lymphoma, a type of aggressive cancer.
“How utterly amazing is this lady,” Gemma tweeted. “Her name is Beth, & she is a nurse on my sons cancer ward at @GreatOrmondSt -she goes above and beyond the duties of a nurse & puts a smile on all the kids faces x such a special person.”
How utterly amazing is this lady. Her name is Beth, & she is a nurse on my sons cancer ward at @GreatOrmondSt -she goes above and beyond the duties of a nurse & puts a smile on all the kids faces x such a special person ❤️🧡💛💚💙 #nhs #amazingnurses @TomFletcher @DougiePoynter pic.twitter.com/SgAHM1v8Lk
— Gemma (@mamalovesuk) July 13, 2019
We are in awe of nurses like Beth Porch who help these brave children fight the beast called cancer with some musical joy.