Just weeks before the start of COVID-19, Paul’s daughter, Amie, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Battling cancer as a single mother of two young children meant that Amie and her sons had to move in with Paul and his wife for essential support.
Amie and her two sons, Giorgio (left) and Leo (right)
The struggles their family faced were not only emotional, but also financial. Paul, a Freemason, decided to reach seek financial support from the MCF.
“At a very early stage I reached out to my local Almoner for financial support as Amie had no income and we needed to help provide for her and the children. He said to leave it with him, and not long after, he came over to meet Amie and the kids and seemed really keen to help us.
The grant we were given helped us cover the cost of a laptop and printer for Giorgio who had to learn from home during the pandemic. We also received support to help cover the costs for transport which increased massively once the kids went back to school, as we had to drive a further distance from where I live.” – Paul