Maria’s story

Last year my partner was diagnosed with leukaemia; he is just 30 years old,very fit and healthy. The impact on our lives was heartbreaking.

He was amazingly strong, and thanks to my wonderful family and friends so was I. When something like this happens in your life, you survive on auto pilot. 

Thankfully after two lots of intense chemo and almost four months in hospital, Gabriel is now on the road to recovery. Gabriel not working and me spending all our spare money on travelling to see him, put a real financial strain on us.

This year's holiday, which was desperately needed by both of us, would never have happened without the support of ABTA LifeLine and the work of Trudie. Thank you very much, we will never forget.