Meet Jonah

Six year old Jonah was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour on his kidney in June 2018.

Jonah had been really run down getting virus after virus and struggling to fight them off including a bad case of chicken pox which lasted for 8 weeks. Once diagnosed Jonah had chemotherapy and then surgery to remove his kidney at Alder Hey; a centre of excellence for treating cancer. The cancer had also spread to his lungs but thankfully this was cleared with chemotherapy. Jonah then had to learn to walk again building a really good relationship with many of the staff on the ward including Play Specialist Pip and staff nurse Emily. 

 “The staff at Alder Hey really got Jonah and us through some dark times. Emily the nurse was so special with him; she even shaved his head for him and somehow made it fun. Pip the Play Specialist was always brilliant, again making everything fun and as ‘normal’ as it could be in those circumstances. All the staff at Alder Hey are angels.” Lorraine, Jonah’s mum.

Jonah is one of the models in the 2019 Matalan Alder Hey PJ Campaign.

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