Family Stories

Naomi House & Jacksplace supports children, young adults and their families from across central southern England.  Each family has their own unique story to tell, and as they bravely speak through the videos and written stories below, you can find out how the hospices are there to support them on good days, difficult days and last days.

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Archie's Story

After a difficult birth, Archie was born with severe brain damage, causing quadriplegic cerebral palsy, epilepsy and blindness. Archie is a funny, cheeky boy with a contagious smile. This is his story.

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Amelia's Story

Amelia is from Bournemouth and has been coming to Naomi House for respite since she was two and a half years old.

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Evie's Story

Evie had a progressive neurological disorder known as Labrune syndrome. She visited Naomi House since the age of 7 for respite care. Her condition caused a gradual deterioration in her health and sadly, in June 2020, she passed away at the age of just 12. This is her story.

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Ollie's Story

Ollie was born with Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood, meaning any muscle in his body can become paralysed at any time. Ollie is a happy, cheeky boy that smiles constantly, loves people and loves life. This is his story.

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