Mohammad has muscular dystrophy, a progressive muscle weakening condition. He is a full-time wheelchair user and requires a high level of support. As his condition has deteriorated in recent years, it has become more difficult...
Posted 07 Aug 2017
Posted on the 8th March 2017
This young girl has cystic fibrosis, which causes a build up of mucus in the body making it difficult to breathe. She requires a range of treatments everyday including medication, nebulisers and physiotherapy. It is important for her to remain active all the time to help clear this mucus, so having access to a safe outdoor space will have a positive impact on her condition.
She has suffered from several pseudomonas infections, caused by bacteria which is frequently found in soil. This means that she was unable to play in the garden as the risk of infection and subsequent damage to her lungs was too high.
We wanted to give this little girl a garden that she could access safely in order to play independently and engage in physical activity to help manage her condition. Volunteers from London Stock Exchange Group worked incredibly hard for two days to completely transform the space.
They removed the existing turf and a crumbing concrete path. They installed artificial grass, built a climbing wall and fitted a curved acrylic mirror. They also built a decked platform to allow safer access to the shed. Now this little girl can go outside and play whenever she likes, get the physical activity she needs to stay well and build her confidence and independence.
It is beautiful - thank you all so muchMum
Posted 07 Aug 2017
Shakira has Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Scoliosis and Learning Disabilities. She uses a wheelchair or a specialist walker to get around and needs full support to mobilise herself. The family garden was inaccessible with a really narrow...
Posted 01 Aug 2017