One day life was normal for Cathryn and Laura’s family, and the next day things changed dramatically, forever.
Cathryn and Laura (6 and 8 years old), were in the car with their much-loved Grandmother, when a terrible, unexpected accident occurred. The girls both sustained severe head and body trauma, which was extremely frightening for not only them, but for their entire family.
Whilst they both survived, they tragically lost their Grandmother, who was a constant support in their little lives.
In situations like this, TLC plays a very important role – being able to be there for the hospitals and staff that identify the need for the emergency support, and being able to provide them with this kind of support when it’s needed the most.
The purpose of the RAPID TLC Program is to be able to offer a personalised support service, providing the emotional and/or practical assistance to protect the emotional wellbeing of the child and family unit.
The RAPID TLC is the only immediate support service in Australia, acting within a 24-48 hour period, and doesn’t have ANY waiting lists.
Here is a letter from the family:
Dear Deb and the TLC for kids’ team,
I just wanted to say that the girls were absolutely delighted with the iPad Mini and gift cards that you so generously gave them. Their faces just lit up, which was such a welcome to see after everything that they’d been through.
The girls made a thank you poster for the TLC team, and wanted me to include it in the photo. There are a couple of photos but I will have to send them separate – I am not that clever on the phones! However I’m sure the girls will be able to teach me how to take much betters photos and send them along …………Thanks again for everything & best wishes.