Amazing: Mother Writes Letters to Seriously Ill Children to Put a Smile on Their Faces
Ever since Jen Mellor was 9 years old, she started writing letters. First, it was to her friends and family all over the world. As years passed the passion for writing increased leading her to volunteer her writing skills.
Jen came across Post Pals UK, a charity encouraging volunteers to write to seriously ill children to brighten up their day. Since writing was her passion, she saw this as a great opportunity to give back to the community and has never looked back since.
Jen, whose son has special needs, knew what the children who were ill and family members of those children were going through making her more grateful and appreciative of life itself.
A child Jen had previously written to was interested in Postman Pat. As Jen's son also watched the show, she used this to connect to the child and ended up sending him postman pat CD's, which he adored making Jen's day knowing the positive impact she was having on a sick child.
Maria, another child Jen had written to suffered from cystic fibrosis. Jen connected with her by talking about girly things she may be interested in then connected with her brother, Peter. From this, she realised it was just as important to write to family members of the sick children to give them moral support. Tragically Maria passed away.
Post Pals UK state that there are 40 children on their website who have several illnesses ranging from cystic fibrosis to cancer. If anything, Post Pals UK has provided Jen with an opportunity to make a positive impact and more determination to ease the struggles of sick children.
Maria and Peter are false names.*
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