Help Us to Help Others

Helen Sanders’ only son, Leo, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer in May 2008. He was 3 years old.

Seven years on and Leo is still alive, having beaten the cancer. He is now living each day with the multiple medical late effects as a result of the treatment which included chemotherapy, radiotherapy, over 80 general anaesthetics and 5 blood transfusions … but the key thing is, he is alive.

In May 2015, Helen came together with 23 other people who have inspiring stories to tell about bouncing back and the resulting book The Missing Piece in Bouncing Back is a collection of their stories, told in their own words.

The book is on sale via (so if you’re in the UK, you need to pay shipping from the USA).

Paying it forward

However, you can do your bit to pay it forward by making a simple donation of £10 or more to the Starlight Children’s Foundation, and then pay for the P&P of just £3 and we shall send you a signed copy.

The Missing Piece in Bouncing Back

About Starlight Children’s Foundation

Starlight Children's Foundation

Starlight brightens the lives of seriously and terminally ill children by wish granting and also by providing fun, entertainment, laughter and distraction for children in every children’s hospital ward and hospice throughout the United Kingdom. All Starlight’s activities are aimed at distracting children from the pain, fear and isolation they can often feel as a result of their illnesses.

Together with healthcare professionals, we have developed a programme of year-round entertainment and distraction which helps over 500,000 children every year who are hospitalised for whatever reason. Sick children cheer, boo and hiss their way through Starlight Pantomimes, forget their pain and worry at Starlight Parties, play games and watch films on Starlight Fun Centres, take their minds off treatment with Starlight Distraction Boxes, and enjoy much-needed breaks from hospital on Starlight Escapes.

Starlight have helped Leo on multiple occasions including a wish which was granted a few years back, however we can’t share with you anything about it as the platinum-best-selling band he met have sworn us to secrecy as they didn’t do it for the publicity!

Support Starlight and say thank to them for helping children like Leo by donating here and we shall ensure you receive Helen’s international best selling book.