Kind-hearted colleagues of Scott Jaffray, Head of ICT/eHealth, have raised nearly £2,000 for Ronald McDonald Houses following specialist medical treatment in America for his daughter Eve.
Early in 2012 Eve, who was only 11 at the time, was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Sadly in December 2014 the family were given the news no parent wants to hear – the tumour had grown considerably. After more major surgery it was agreed that Eve’s best option was proton therapy in Jacksonville, Florida.
While in the States Eve and her mum Elaine stayed at a local Ronald McDonald house designed to provide a ‘home away from home.’ Families are encouraged to embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy, and also participate in activities and outings, all of which helped make Eve’s day a little brighter
Eve is now back home in Scotland and is doing well. A team of 26 people from the ICT/eHealth Department took part in the Color Me Rad 5K run in Edinburgh, and money raised will be split between the house in Jacksonville, Florida where Eve stayed and also the new house that is being built at the new South Glasgow Hospital in Glasgow.
Donations are still being accepted on: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/jaffersminions