My son would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to all of the Juiced TV, Pip Russell and the staff for making a huge difference during Lachlan's journey whilst he was an in-patient and out-patient over 14 months from early January 2015 until the end of February 2016.
Lachlan had a Brain Tumor which was stage 4 Cancer. Obviously it was a very scary and and frightening time for my son and the whole family. This was a very critical time and was life threatening.
Lachlan also had radiation after immediate surgery for 6 weeks, then after that he had 6 weeks of rehab and 7 months of Chemo. Lachlan had severe Posterior Fossa Syndrome which effected his motor skills, walking and talking etc from post surgery.
Lachlan had to be close to the hospital incase he got an illness at anytime, in which he would have to be rushed to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, so we set up some accomodation inner city area for that reason. From the time he was an inpatient for the first 4 and half months Lachlan was able to engage in fun activities which helped him get through his difficult journey and to help with his recovery.
During this time we got involved with Juiced TV who provided a fun and exciting outlet for all the sick kids. Lachlan was always excited and happy to participate with amazing stuff through the Juiced TV team and always put a big smile on his face and the other sick kids, to which was priceless.
My oldest son and Lachlan were a great team when they were invited to be a part of Juiced TV, interviewing football players and other celebrities and finding out about sea creatures. Lachlan's other siblings Robert and Lucy were involved too, and always had so much fun. Lachlan always came away a very happy 14 year old boy, and his siblings too.
We all often watched the show which was always on a channel on the in-house TV's which was entertaining and exciting.
I would encourage any family to get involved and support Juiced TV now and in the future because they do make a big difference with the sick kids and I believe that they are like another support for kids and their families.
I can say now that my son Lachlan is in Remission and he got to ring a bell to say he is cancer free, and Juiced TV filmed that special day when Lachlan celebrated with myself, my partner and extended family and friends and Hospital Staff.
Therefore I, Craig Betts and my partner Vicki Blake, on behalf of my son Lachlan and siblings would like to thank Pip Russell and all of her incredible staff for what they have done and what they continue to do.
I have so much praise for everything Juiced TV do for all the sick kids and their siblings….. they are BRILLIANT. Thank you Juiced TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!