Christmas is a magical time of the year but not everyone will be celebrating the festive season. Last year Fiona Hilderley was remembering her mum, who had died just a few weeks previously at LOROS Hospice.
"My mum, Ros Sherwin, was a district nurse. In May 2020, when she was 61, she went for a scan at Glenfield Hospital, and out of the blue she was told she had stage 4 lung cancer. It was a terrible shock."
"Considering she couldn't talk anymore, the nurses were still able to have a chat with her about her wishes, her family, her childhood and her favourite hobby which was gardening. It didn't matter that it took her a while to write down what she wanted to say, everyone gave her the time to be able to do this."
“It was like walking into a hotel and the care and the warmth was incredible. I immediately felt so comfortable and so did Baz, they took such good care of us.”
Debbie Platts was just 43 years old and a mum-of-three when she was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018. Almost twelve months on, Chanel, Debbie’s eldest daughter, is starting to piece her life back together.
Rebecca Iley, aged 31, from Quorn, first encountered LOROS Hospice as a child when her grandma died there. 13 years later her grandad also came to LOROS in his final days and then a few years ago her dad was also admitted to their inpatient ward