Elena was named Child of Courage at the Radio Wave Local Heroes awards, after being nominated by the Brian House staff.
Little Elena Williams has attended Brian House for regular respite care for the past 5 years. Now aged six Elena has complex needs and the hospice plays an important part in the lives of her family, who live in Blackpool. A few weeks ago Elena was named Child of Courage at the Radio Wave Local Heroes awards, after being nominated by the Brian House staff. Throughout the Brian House 21st birthday year she is one of the children who have helped promote the hospice and its work through inspirational photographs and case studies.
Sister Carol Wylde, Clinical Manager at Brian House said: “We were thrilled for Elena and her family. She is a lovely little girl who has a smile for everyone and we take real delight in seeing her progress; but she faces many difficulties. Brian House offers respite so that her family can have some ‘down time’ from the 24 hour care she needs. Elena is just one of around 80 local children currently supported by Brian House. We help the children and young people using our services to make the most of every day and help their families with the huge demands placed on them because of their child’s condition.”