Family of teenage cancer victim unveil plaque in her memory at Queen’s Hospital
PUBLISHED: 12:49 29 November 2010
YOUNG patients at Queen’s Hospital will benefit from a special gift in memory of a teenager who lost her batttle with cancer.
The family of Georgia Cordery, who died in May aged 14 from Rhabdomyosaracopma unveiled a special plaque in the Lagoon Ward of the hospital in Rom Vallley Way, ROmford on Thursday November 25.
Georgia’s mum, Sue Cordery said: “It was a mixed feeling being back at the hospital because it brought back lots of sad memories but we were able to see the nurses and staff who helped us with Georgia but it is nice to give something back to the hospital.”
Before she died, Georgia and her family, from Brentwood set up Georgia’s Teenage Cancer Appeal and had pledged to support charities involved in treating young patients.
The appeal has raised a staggering amount of money and the family have given £40,000 to Queen’s Hospital.
Around £12,000 has been spent on refurbishing the sensory room on Tropical Lagoon ward which will be used for youngsters undergoing treatment to relax.
Sue said: “I spent a lot of time in hospital with Georgia and I know sometimes you really appreciate a room away from the ward which is peaceful and tranquil and does not feel like a hospital.
“Before Georgia died she was involved in every fundraising event at Queen’s Hospital and she would be very happy with us continuing this charity appeal in her name.”
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