The people we help

The people we help

We are here to brighten the short lives of the children and young people who come to Rainbows. We want them to have fun and make special memories. We are also here to support their loved ones through the most difficult times of their lives.

Sophie’s story

Sophie and her twin sister, Erica, were extremely premature. Born four months early, their parents were told it was unlikely they would survive into the next day. But they defied the odds.

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Preston’s story

Preston has a life-threatening heart condition but he doesn’t let that stop him from running around, playing and enjoying life.

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Heidi's story

Heidi, who will never be able to walk or talk, doesn’t sleep well at nights as she gets pains in her joints and is often sick. For the last five years, Tina has slept in her room.

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Heidi

Jayden's story

At first glance you might easily think Jayden Raven was like any other child. But five-year-old Jayden is not like other children. He is, in fact, often very poorly. And every birthday, every Christmas with her son is a milestone for which his mother, Sarah, is grateful.

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Jessie's story

Jessie Spray suffers from a rare and catastrophic form of intractable epilepsy and factors such as the weather and over stimulation can cause life-threatening seizures.

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Jessie Spray
Owen

Owen's story

At two-days-old, Owen Porter’s parents were told their son might not survive the ambulance ride he needed to save his life.

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