Meet Sam and Amy-Jo
17 year old Sam was taken to his local hospital after suffering a kick in the head during a karate tournament.
He was rushed to Alder Hey by emergency ambulance where a can revealed that he had a brain tumour. Following his surgery Sam returned home to recover but soon returned when he developed meningitis.
His family again spent many weeks at the hospital and, after meeting other poorly children, his sister Amy-Jo promised herself she would do something to help. She has since gone on to raise many hundreds of pounds for Alder Hey by organising a family fun day in Rhyl, a raffle and persuading several family members to have their heads shaved.
Both Sam and Amy-Jo are young ambassadors for Alder Hey Children’s Charity.