Willow’s Special Days are so much more than just a day and their importance and impact cannot be overestimated. The Special Day provides an uplifting and positive experience to be shared with a partner, parents, siblings, children or close friends. From the moment of application and the anticipation of the day to come, to the excitement of the day itself, a Special Day creates memories that are treasured forever.
Some much needed happiness
For us as parents, to make our child smile is a precious gift. Willow has already had a huge impact on our family, and continues to do so. We know the magic of a Special Day will have a similar effect on the lives of other families living with the difficult realities of serious illness.
Piecing my life back together
Our Special Day helped to signal an end to my journey through illness. We had been shackled by illness for 12 months, so to be given the opportunity to finally escape home and experience some sort of normality...
Days to remember
Ian, 40, was diagnosed with rectal cancer. After enduring painful and exhuasting treatment, Ian chose a very special weekend break away with his closest friends.
I can still dream
"I married Jonathan in 2011 and our lives seemed perfect. Just weeks later, I suffered debilitating back pain and loss of sensation in my legs.
Megs Wilson shares Anna's story: Little did we know then just how much our daughter would teach us in the 31 years that she lived.
Our journey with Willow
Jessica is 22 and has Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) – a genetic condition that causes growth of multiple benign tumours throughout the nervous system. In her own words Jessica describes her journey with Willow.
James was just 24 and had liver cancer. James had been through an incredibly tough time at this young age and was undergoing chemotherapy to stop the spread of the disease when he got in touch with Willow.
Marco, 24, was diagnosed with Lymphoma just after finishing his degree. He chose to spend his Special Day at Reading Festival, taking the time to enjoy a break away from the realities of his illness and spending quality time with his best friend.