Super Georgia was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma in 2011, she had just turned 5 and was starting year 1 at school. We created Supershoes for her back in 2014, before she lost her fight.
Her super brave Mummy kindly shared her story with us…..
Following Georgia’s diagnosis, Georgia underwent lots of treatment including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, multiple surgeries, immunotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.
Following Georgia’s diagnosis, Georgia underwent lots of treatment including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, multiple surgeries, immunotherapy and bone marrow transplant following high-dose therapy.
She battled in the most amazing way for 4 years before passing away on the 16th December 2015 as I held her hand and told her how loved she was.
One of the most amazing things I will always remember and be very proud of, is the way Georgia never really batted an eyelid at the complete and utter change in her way of life, including losing all her hair and eyebrows, enduring almost constant sickness, having multiple surgeries and time away from her friends, family and the life she knew.
Although life changed immeasurably from the first moment we knew Georgia was ill. Life also changed to be amazing in lots of ways. We have done so many things that we may never have done before, both because of the opportunity to do them and because most people don’t appreciate how important it is to do things ‘today’ and make memories with your children and family.
Along the way Georgia always concerned herself with how others were feeling, she worried about the other children with cancer. The times she made it to school she would always be the one making sure her friends were ok and everyone was happy.
When Georgia received her very own Supershoes she was so delighted with them she decided straight away to pay for a pair for another child, she did this with her own money.
What others may see as ‘just a pair of shoes’ in fact had such an impact for Georgia that the effects from receiving them was ongoing. Wearing them made her feel special and happy.
Supershoes is such an amazing idea that following Georgia’s death we decided to fund 11 more pairs of Supershoes so that Georgia had paid for a pair each month for a year.
We can’t have Georgia back, but we can live our lives in the way she showed us. Caring for others and spreading love and happiness. And if we do it in a pair of Supershoes then so much the better!
We were really touched by Georgia and her story when we created her Supershoes over 2 years ago. Since she passed away we’re humbled that her family found the strength to think of others and are incredibly thankful that they chose to support Supershoes.
Their generosity will enable another 12 children to receive the gift of Supershoes and for that we will always be grateful.