13 year old Lewis’ Garden Makeover

Posted on the 8th November 2017

Lewis had a diagnosis of the rare condition, F.I.R.E.S, which caused him to have seizures. He has been left with some brain damage, memory loss and reduced mobility. Lewis is unable to do many things for himself and now uses a wheelchair or a walker to help him get around. Lewis also regularly needs oxygen to be available.

After a long hospital stay Lewis returned home but the garden was no longer suitable for him to use. The family were really keen for Lewis to be able to get outside, spend time with his siblings and to use his hot tub, which is great for his therapy.

The Garden Makeover

We wanted to give Lewis a safe garden space where he could play football and enjoy his hot tub. Volunteers from Response Tap joined our Helping Hands team and worked incredibly hard for two days to make an amazing transformation.

The team dug up a section of the garden and installed some artificial turf, then built a large deck surrounded by handrails and a gate. They also created a sunken area for the hot tub to be sited. Lewis now has an all weather area to enjoy with his family, dramatically improving his day to day life.

This is going to make a massive difference to Lewis, thank you all.

Lewis' Dad

Lewis explores his new garden for the first time...

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