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.

Cathers in purple jumper and glasses smiling holding orange and black cat puppet

Cathers' Story

Cathers loves people and enjoys socialising at Naomi House & Jacksplace. Cathers has Down’s Syndrome (Trisomy 21) and an inoperable heart defect. She has been supported by our hospices for 18 years. This is her story.

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Archie with his mum

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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Mum and son embracing with heads rested together and eyes closed, son is in a wheelchair wearing breathing apparatus, wrapped up in a blanket and mum is wearing black cardigan with hair in a bun

Connor's Story

Connor was an artist who loved music, singing and computer games. He had Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and received support from our hospices for over 15 years. This is his story.

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Jasmine smiling wearing fruit t-shirt

Jasmine's Story

Jasmine's brother, Oliver regularly visits Naomi House & Jacksplace. Having a brother who has additional needs brings its challenges, and Jasmine is also supported by our hospices, through activity days and one-to-one support. This is Jasmine's story, shared in her words.

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