Family Stories

Each family has a different story to tell about the support the hospice has given them. We're incredibly thankful to those who have shared their story with us. Find out how Naomi House & Jacksplace makes such a huge difference to families in the videos and articles below.

Ethan's Story

At the age of just 14 months, little Ethan was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He spent the next nine months in hospital, and many of those in intensive care. This is his story.

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Marlowe's Story

3-year-old Marlowe has Trisomy 21 (also known as Down’s Syndrome), hypothyroidism, cardiac anomalies and lung disease. She’s a happy, loving, cheeky baby that opens her heart to anyone. This is her story.

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Lucy's Story

In this story, Lucy tells us all about family life with congenital muscular dystrophy and how Jacksplace has given her independence and freedom when she needed it most. Also included is a poem Lucy wrote about Jacksplace.

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Charlie's Story

22 year old Charlie, who visits Jacksplace, was born with Ataxia-Telangiectasia, a rare condition that affects the nervous system, immune system and makes the risk of getting various cancers high. This is his story, in his own words.

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