When Hannah was fifteen, she suffered an injury playing netball and sustained nerve damage that eventually led to a diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Within fourteen months, Hannah was totally bed-bound.
But, thirteen and a half years later, following complex surgeries and many hours of painful physiotherapy, Hannah progressed all the way to taking her first steps.
In 2013, we granted Hannah’s Starlight Wish to go on a family holiday to London, her first in eight years; Hannah said it was ‘magical’. Since then, Hannah has been one our most loyal fundraisers, making and selling Christmas cards to raise money for Starlight every year.
This year, to celebrate the 35th birthday of her late brother Ben, Hannah set herself a huge challenge: to complete thirty lengths of her garden by her 30th birthday.