“Our princess Lucy gained her wings and Heaven gained the strongest angel. We cannot thank EACH enough for everything they have done for us.”
Lucy was just twelve years-old when she died. Lucy and her family used services at EACH throughout her short life. Her mum Sharon tells us Lucy’s story…
“At 12 weeks-old Lucy suffered a seizure. After a year of tests Lucy was diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a rare and severe type of epilepsy, global development delay and was registered blind. Finally getting a diagnosis was actually a relief – being able to see everything Lucy had been through written down in front of us.
“We were introduced to EACH when Lucy was a year-old. The hospice was nothing like we imagined, we were made to feel so welcome and there was such a fun and relaxed atmosphere. We felt at home there and it was a place we felt safe leaving Lucy to be cared for.
“Over the years we used EACH for lots of services – short break care, Lucy had hydrotherapy sessions and we attended groups and family events. Hydrotherapy was so useful as it relaxed Lucy’s muscles and helped with her chest and breathing problems.
“Sadly, in March, Lucy became incredibly unwell and we were told she needed end of life care. We went to the hospice to spend what time she had left together as a family. Milton was due to be closed for a week at the time, but there was no hesitation – they opened the doors for our whole family and friends so everyone had a chance to say goodbye to Lucy. Everyone was welcomed with a smile, supplied drinks and fed when they needed it.
“The wonderful staff, some of whom we’ve known for 10 years, cared for all of Lucy’s medical needs, so we could just focus on being mum and dad. The emotional support our whole family received is overwhelming.
“Sadly, our gorgeous little Princess Lucy gained her angel wings and Heaven gained the strongest little angel. We cannot thank EACH enough for everything they’ve done"