Capturing the start of a new beginning
For Pilar and her husband, having a Special Day enabled them to focus on something other than her cancer diagnosis. Willow organised a trip to Edinburgh, so they could capture the start of a special and positive journey together.
"I was very lucky and moved that I was given the chance to visit Edinburgh which has always been a dream of mine. I was worried I was asking for too much. Throughout my trip, I had so many special moments that I will never forget. The first was when I got the phone call to say I was eligible for a Special Day. I felt so lucky and grateful.
Everything from our flights, transport and hotel was all sorted for us. We didn't have to worry about a thing. When we arrived in Edinburgh, we weren't disappointed with the welcome we recieved. Everyone was so friendly. We explored the beautiful city and had a lot of coffee breaks. Willow even organised a visit to Edinburgh castle for us which was amazing especially as it was my birthday which made it extra special.
During my treatment, even when I wasn't bedridden, I found it much harder to find the energy to do the things I usually enjoyed but on my Special Day I found the energy to be myself again and enjoy every moment.