Giddo's Gift is a charity to improve the lives of teenagers and young adults suffering with cancer. On April 27th 2017 our hearts were broken forever when our beautiful 18 year old son Jordan lost his battle with Ewings Sarcoma. Jordan fought a long hard battle; he was diagnosed at 11 years old with HLH, a rare blood disease. He went through harsh chemotherapy, high dose steroids and eventually a bone marrow transplant from his sister. He was then diagnosed in 2015, aged 17, with Ewings Sarcoma - a childhood bone Cancer which had developed due to the harsh treatment he went through previously. Again he faced relentless chemotherapy, ten hours of major surgery and even travelled to America for Proton Beam Radiotherapy. He was the strongest, bravest, funniest person who took everything that was thrown at him with a smile on his face. He suffered so much but was selfless, more worried about everyone else.
Our lives have been shattered and will never be the same without him so with everyone’s wonderful support we have set up this charity to honour Jordan’s name and keep his memory alive.
Our aims are to provide grants and gifts for teenagers and young adults,13-24 yrs suffering from cancer within Wales and North West England. The Charity will provide yearly financial help through the provision of grants to Sarcoma U.K Research and Histiocytosis U.K, thus aiding research into these diseases and therefore advancing treatment for future patients. The Trustees will arrange fundraising events throughout the year to fund these grants.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Jordan's mother and founder of Giddo's Gift.