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Real lives, real stories

Read our Julia's House stories to meet some of our families and the nurses
and carers who support them

Isabel's Story

One-year-old Isabel was born very prematurely and has brain damage , cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Mum Shelley talks about how the worry and exhaustion of looking after her has put a strain on the whole family.

 

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Carmela's Story

Carmela has an aggressive rare form of Muscular Dystrophy. Her muscles are week and her strength is fading year on year. Mum Lucy talks about Carmela and how Julia's House made her dream to ride a horse come true.

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Ben's Story

Ben has a rare chromosome disorder which has left him with breathing and feeding difficulties, heart defects, slow growth and poor hearing. No-one knows how long Ben will live. Despite this, he is a wonderfully smiley, cheeky boy.

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Ollie's story

Julia’s House has given us so much support, so much love - there has always been someone to talk to, someone who will listen when we have been through some dark times.

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What it's like to be a Sibling Worker

Maria tells us about her role in being a buddy to the brothers and sisters of the children we support

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Reuben's story

The Julia's House sibling service is an absolute godsend. It's giving my children the chance to experience a normal childhood when life for them is about as far from normal as it gets. 

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Amber's story

Amber gets a few hours of completely undivided attention, from people who are devoted to her. I can honestly say she would be distraught if there was no Julia's House. 

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Eiden's Story

He had numerous invasive tests, MRIs, X-rays, skin and bone biopsies. Positive results that contradicted other tests. Each raising more questions than answers. He had symptoms that were rare but combinations that were unheard of. 

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A Nurse's View: Lisa Everall

I have learnt to slow down, to be able to give families the time they need and through giving that time really come to know who they are and what they need from Julia’s House

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