IN difficult times many say you soon find out who your friends are.
But one Old Hall family have also been stunned by the kindness of complete strangers.
Mum Carolyn Wright said she was ‘gobsmacked’ to hear her family had been awarded a trip to Disneyland this September after a thoughtful woman from Chapelford had been reading about her son’s battle with cancer on Facebook.
The woman, who Carolyn had never met before and does not want to be named, said her family had also been affected by blood cancer and after reading updates about five-year-old Jenson via Jenson’s Journey was keen to do something to help.
Mum-of-two Carolyn said: “We got a phone call out of the blue from the charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research saying a stranger had nominated us after charity work we had already done.
“We couldn’t believe someone had been so thoughtful.
“Jenson was absolutely thrilled and sent her a video saying thank you and I took her a bunch of flowers.
“We’re just hoping now there aren’t any setbacks so he can go.”
As previously reported in the Warrington Guardian, Callands Primary School pupil Jenson was diagnosed within days of his granddad Reg but both are now on the road to recovery.
After 60 sessions of chemo, six blood transfusions and five platelet transfusions, Jenson is now back in school and waiting for the next stage of treatment which will see him having chemo every fortnight until he is eight-years-old.
The family are now keen to give something back and are looking for prizes for a charity night at Ryland Recreation Club later this month to raise cash for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, CLIC Sargent, Liverpool cancer charity CHICS and Alder Hey children’s hospital after one of the ward’s Playstation 4s had been stolen.
Carolyn added: “It’s been amazing so far and one lady turned up with a £200 donation in an envelope for us and a Playstation for us to sell.
“Jenson is still battling but we know how fortunate we are.”