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.

Alice eating carrots

Alice's Story

When baby Alice was 16 months old, she came to Naomi House to spend her last days, or hours, with her family. Then everything changed. This is Alice’s story, told by Alice’s mum, Joanna.

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Bonnie flower crown

Bonnie's Story

Bonnie was born with severe brain damage and her mum was told to take her baby home and keep her happy. They didn’t expect her to live longer than a month. That was 30 years ago. This is Bonnie's Story.

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Emma 2 - for WEBSITE

Emma's Story

My husband Simon and I had so many plans and dreams for our new little family. We’d imagined all those special moments with our child, so when Dr Kate said, “We can make Christmas happen for you,” that’s when we knew we had to go.

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Best 2 swing

Marlowe's Story

5 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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