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.

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Lesley's Story

Lesley, Kevin and their children's story is a devastating one, where not only did they find out that their little daughter had the rare genetic condition, Tay-Sachs disease, but that their two younger sons had it too.

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Charlie's Story

Charlie and her family receive regular respite care and support at Naomi House & Jacksplace.

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Chiara's Story

Chiara and her family were supported by Naomi House & Jacksplace during her final months.

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Abi's Story

Abi, from Hampshire, was diagnosed at the age of nine with Friedreichs Ataxia which is a genetic degenerative condition affecting the nervous system. This is her story.

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