Holiday fun for Archie and Mum
Archie has been visiting Naomi House for a few years now, with his mum, Vicky. Vicky recently spoke to us about how Naomi House helped to fulfil one of her dreams, which she thought wouldn't be possible when Archie was born.
"Archie suffered severe, widespread brain damage at birth. In that instant, all my dreams and plans for my much wanted baby seemed to come crashing down.
"Slowly, as my new life with Archie started, I began to realise that my plans didn’t need to be scrapped, they just needed to be adapted. One of those dreams was to go on holidays with Archie, his friends and their families.
"With thanks to Naomi House, Archie and three of his best friends have just spent half term together!"
"They took part in so many fun activities, from swimming, cycling, arts and crafts and music sessions, to sensory sessions, meeting PAT dogs and storytime! Us parents joined in the day time fun, and then in the evenings, we left our boys in the safe hands of the Naomi House care team while we enjoyed some grown up time in the family accommodation. We are often each other’s support systems but very rarely get time to chat and relax together without our children.
"This experience is invaluable and we are so grateful for it."
"We have had our group holiday with Naomi House for three years now, and have already booked a few nights for next year to look forward to."
After a difficult birth, Archie was born with severe brain damage, causing quadriplegic cerebral palsy, epilepsy and blindness. 8 year old Archie is a funny, cheeky boy with sheer determination and a contagious smile. Find out more about Archie and his mum, in Archie's Story.