Lockdown has been a sad time for Carmela, missing her daddy - and her Julia’s House nurses. But now she’s enjoying  care again… and some unusual fun and games!

I’ve had to deal with a rollercoaster of emotions from Carmela these past few months. A lot of sadness and tiredness and pain. Lockdown has had a devastating effect on her physically and all of us mentally.

The fun activities that she normally did as part of her physio, like swimming and horse riding, were cancelled, but without them her body seizes up – muscles become sore and joints tighter and this has a long term affect on her mobility.