Finley's Story From Other Perspectives - Part Two


A couple of weeks ago I received another story from a friend who lived out in Naples while we were there. Sharon and Josh moved out with their dog Bamboo (a massive Japanese Akita). We were selected to be their sponsors, and I was pretty excited when I found out they were close in age to  us.


Steve didn't really get time off work whilst we were sponsoring them, and there were a couple of days when I was meant to take them around on my own. One of those days started out with me having a prenatal check up, and ended up in me not being a very good sponsor at all! I had been admitted for most of the day to be put on a drip for dehydration. I'd been sick so much and not able to keep much down.


Sharon turned out to be wonderful, and Steve and Josh hit it off. Luckily so did the dogs. They even looked after Jacob for 3 weeks while we were in Canada for Christmas.


After Finley died, Sharon was the first person I called. I just needed her there. When I was discharged and we were going to see Finley, my feet were so swollen they wouldn't fit into my shoes even though they were already 2 sizes too big. She went and bought me extra big flip flops just so that I would have something to wear. I'm so grateful that she was there for me.


Continue reading to see Sharon's story at


Finley Arthur Sissons 23/03/2012 - 26/03/2012


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