A warm welcome to Paula Brooke, our WellChild Children’s Nurse on the Isle of Wight whose post was made possible through funding from global healthcare company GSK. Paula is based at St Mary’s Hospital, Newport...
Posted 12 Feb 2019
Posted on the 12th September 2018
Dakota has Achromatopsia, the condition is associated with colour blindness, visual acuity loss, extreme light sensitivity and Nystagmus. She also has hyper mobility. These conditions affect her mobility and she constantly falls and bumps into things.
Dakota is also being assessed for autism spectrum disorder as she is displaying some aggression towards herself and others. She also has no awareness of danger.
Before her WellChild Garden Makeover, Dakota spent most of her time indoors. Now she has a safe, accessible and fun garden that she can enjoy, with minimal supervision.
Volunteers from Northern Gas, St James’s Place and GlaxoSmithKline overcame all the odds to complete Dakota’s garden on time!!
Day 1 was running ahead of schedule before a power outage cut the day short at lunchtime. Fortunately the Northern Grid were out overnight to repair the problem. This left a huge amount of work to be done on day 2 but all volunteers rallied to complete the garden. Providing Dakota with a level, enclosed space, easy access ramp, sensory play and her very own mud kitchen!
Dakota can now access the outside space safely and enjoy her garden!
Thank you so much, it's spot on!Jay, Dakota's mum
Posted 12 Feb 2019
Rudy has hydrocephalus, hemiplegia affecting his right side, and is also autistic. Rudy finds social interactions difficult, he doesn’t understand the needs of others and can be unpredictable. Rudy puts inedible items in his mouth...
Posted 06 Feb 2019
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