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Memmee and Micah are siblings from Reading who live with their mum, Neema, and their little sister. They both have autism and learning difficulties.

 

  Read Memmee and Micah's story

Saichon loves listening to music, watching cartoons on her iPad, and going to the park, especially going on the swings. Family Fund helped with a set of swings for the garden.

 

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Eilidh loves music, spending time outdoors and anything electronic. She has autism and a learning disability, she can find busy, noisy environments overwhelming and stressful.

 

  Read Eilidh's story

Each and every family we support across the UK has their own individual needs and circumstances. Through the grants and services we provide, we aim to meet those needs to give them the same opportunities as others.

Tia’s story

 

Tia sustained a brain injury before birth, and survived against all odds.  She has cerebral palsy which limits her physically and means she uses a wheelchair, she is non-verbal and tube fed. Mum, Marie said, “Even though she has these challenges, she is usually a really happy, smiley little girl!”

 

“She’s turning five years old soon and she’s very intelligent but her body won’t co-operate.  When we’re painting, playing with sand, doing jigsaws and things, I have to move her hands for her, and she’s definitely starting to get frustrated with it as she’s starting to understand more. Her favourite thing in the world is her iPad that Family Fund awarded us a few years ago and it’s been a real life saver.”

"Her favourite thing in the world is her iPad that Family Fund awarded us a few years ago and it’s been a real life saver."

“This year I applied for a grant for a wheelchair hood and a Flexzi iPad holder which attaches to her wheelchair. I had heard good things about the holders but it wasn’t until we got the grant and bought it for Tia that I realised how much of a difference it would make for us. Before, taking Tia out to the shops was really difficult and stressful because she would get bored and frustrated.  The Flexzi means she can watch her programmes on the move, which keeps her entertained and means I can do the jobs I need to do without worrying that Tia will get upset. Family Fund has been a massive help and I’m really grateful for the support we’ve had.”

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