The Taylors' Story
When the Taylors' son, Joseph, was just one week old, he was admitted to Evelina London Children's Hospital with bronchitis and pneumonia. He was put on a heart bypass machine, which did all the work for his heart and lungs for five weeks, including over the Christmas period, but sadly Joseph passed away.
His mum, Jo, explained how MediCinema helped them all at such a difficult Christmas:
"There was nowhere really for Joseph's brother and sister, aged five and two and a half to stay, and when they visited it was quite hard, especially as it was Christmas time.
"So for my husband to take them to the MediCinema was amazing, really. As they were so young, a trip to the cinema was really exciting for them. It’s a positive memory from that time. My daughter still remembers it five years later.
"We couldn’t take Joseph, but we know that anything to brighten or normalise that time is so important – for patients to be able to lose themselves in a film – you can’t put a price on that.
"Hospital for parents is so stressful – to do something normal, you have no idea, it was totally invaluable. Even now, five years later, I’m really grateful."