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.

Alfie and grandad

Alfie's Story

Alfie has cerebral palsy caused by brain damage during a very difficult birth. He is unable to stand, walk, sit, or even play with his toys on his own. He has epilepsy, hearing difficulties and is fed via a gastrostomy. This is his story.

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Bruce smiles

Bruce's Story

Five year old Bruce is a happy little boy with a smile that will brighten your day. He has severe bi-lateral cerebral palsy, epilepsy and no independent mobility, making him completely dependent on others. This is his story.

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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.

Read Catherine's Story