Emily Clark, the Cwmbran teenager who passed away in 2016 from a rare form of blood cancer, would have been celebrating her 24th birthday this week. Remission Possible, a campaign she started, is still going strong and they decided to do something kind to mark her birthday week.
Donna Dunn, Emily’s mum, arranged for an ice cream van to visit seven hospitals this week to hand out free ice creams to staff and patients.
She told Cwmbran Life: “We are at Panteg Hospital today donating ice creams to patients and staff on two of mental health and learning disabilities wards. This is one of seven hospitals we are visiting this week to mark what should have been Emily’s 24th birthday and just to say thank you to the NHS and to spread some joy really.
“I think everyone is a bit shocked at an ice cream van turning up at hospital.”
Since 2016 Remission Possible has raised money, organised events, donated chocolates to mums in hospital on Mother’s Day, given smellies to parents staying overnight with their children and given books to schools.
WATCH Donna Dunn talk about why she organised this ‘thank you’