Amy Jamieson has always been a go-getter. A regular at charity runs, a hardworking A&E nurse, and a dedicated mum, Amy is excited but nervous to tackle her very first marathon as part of Team Starlight.
As an A&E nurse, Amy sees firsthand how important and powerful play can be for a seriously ill child’s experience in hospital. Her hospital’s Play Team have done an exceptional job for the children on the ward and in A&E. Amy regularly uses Starlight’s Distraction Boxes to provide distraction and escapism to the children she works with throughout their time in hospital.
These resources help Amy and her colleagues provide a sense of normality for the children they care for. Play helps Amy build trust with the children she works with enabling her to carry out potentially painful or stress-inducing procedures. It also helps the children continue to laugh and smile even during tough and overwhelming situations.