Joel – Visited July 2011

Joel is 16 he was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 13. He had the tumour removed a couple of weeks after being diagnosed but has been left with medical problems. He is stable now but has had a lot to contend with such as diabetes and has problems with his left foot due to a weakness to his left side after surgery.

Mum Justine, Dad Brian and sister Megan loved their time at Sara’s Retreat, Dad Brian has already started fundraising for us by getting onto a horse which he hasn’t done in years, the blonde wig and false boobs went down a treat with his pals at their motorcycle club!

This is what Joel had to say about Sara’s Retreat:

After leaving hospital I never thought I’d be able to go on holiday abroad but with the help of Saras Hope Foundation I did.

I cannot really describe in words how much of a fantastic time I’ve had on holiday from meeting the lovely Greek people who were all so kind to us and visiting places like Chania or going to the beautiful lake Kornas.

Crete is such a beautiful place and the Villa has a brilliant location with stunning views over the mountains.

I loved every minute of the holiday. Massive thank-you to Ged and Julie.