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.

Little girl looking up with look of joy

Logan-Ann's Story

14-month-old Logan-Ann is a happy, content little girl with an infectious smile who loves to be held and cuddled. She has Down’s Syndrome (Trisomy 21) and a heart condition together with respiratory and gastrointestinal problems. This is her story.

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Thomas holding hat staring into camera

Thomas's Story

At just one year old, Thomas was diagnosed with a childhood cancer and a rare neurological condition. Thomas and his family were supported by Naomi House & Jacksplace, as he came to the end of his life. This is Thomas’s story.

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Girl smiling holding mum

Hope's Story

13 year old Hope loves stories, swimming, the wind in her hair and the sun on her face. When she was in considerable pain after her surgery for scoliosis, her family were desperate for help. This is Hope’s story.

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Reuben staring at sensory foil blanket

Reuben's Story

When Reuben was born with an extremely rare genetic disorder, his mum and dad knew that his life would be very short, and were determined to give him the best life they could. This is Reuben’s story.

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