Rebekah and Megan are sisters. They both have unrelated cancers.
Megan and Rebekah are two sisters aged 13 and 11 from Kirkaldy, Fife. Rebekah was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2011 and Megan with B cell lymphoma in 2012. They both had chemo – at one point they were having chemotherapy at the same time, and Rebekah had an operation to replace the bone in her arm with a bone in her leg. The family stayed at CLIC Villa to be near both their girls in hospital. They are now both in remission.
“We met our CLIC Sargent social worker, Elaine Wear, just after Rebekah was diagnosed. She sorted out a grant for us to help with travel expenses, a Blue Badge for parking at the hospital and prepared the DLA forms. She also provided emotional support." “You are at that stage where you are in a bit of a daze, and you can’t understand what’s going on,” said mum Julie.
“We also used the facilities at CLIC Villa, it was nice to be able to use the shower, and go and have a coffee and meet the other parents. The women who run CLIC Villa are lovely too.”