Families we support
On top of the day-to-day struggles of caring for a seriously ill child, the Wheelers faced years of waiting for a diagnosis, accusations of abuse from healthcare professionals and homelessness. But thanks to their resilience, and with the support of Shooting Star Chase, the Wheelers haven’t let any challenge beat them.
After having two healthy children, Caroline and David were thrilled to welcome a new addition to their family. But straight away Caroline knew there was something wrong with her new son, Charlie.
Michael first met Christopher when he was six weeks old. He and his wife Lillian already had three young daughters and had been foster parents for six years when a social worker contacted them about a young baby that needed to be fostered for some time.