About Derian House
When we were children, it always seemed the best
stories of childhood began, "Once upon a time"
and ended, "they all lived happily ever after".
Sadly for the children of Derian House and their parents,
the reality is somewhat different, and all too often,
living happily ever after, is not to be.
For the parents of a child diagnosed as terminally
ill, there can be no long term future, ......the planning
of their child's education, the milestones in their
child's life....... for who knows what tomorrow, next
week, next year may bring. For them there is sufficient
challenge in coping with their child's illness from
one day to the next.
For them, their children's future is counted in smaller
terms, sometimes in months or weeks, rather than years,
in taking each day as it comes. For them, Derian House
becomes an intrinsic part of that future.
Whilst their lives may be cut tragically short, we
ensure that they lead as full and normal a life as
possible by offering them the optimum support to cope
with their illness, along with the best possible medical
care , and as much fun and laughter as they can pack
into every single day...