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.

Toby

Toby's Story

Toby and his family visit Naomi House & Jacksplace for regular respite stays. His mum, Gemma, shares their family story.

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Catherine's Story

Catherine's mum, Val, tells her family story from the early days of expecting Catherine to the moment she passed away.

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Ruben’s Story

Ruben has been visiting Naomi House for regular respite since he was 1 year old. Although Ruben hasn’t received a final diagnosis, he has many of the characteristics of the genetic disorder, Noonan syndrome. This is his story.

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Tamara's story

Tamara had a very difficult start in life after being born prematurely at 26 weeks. She had a collapsed lung, a brain haemorrhage and later on was diagnosed with epilepsy and cerebral palsy. This is her story.

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