This week, we’d like to help a little girl called Destiny, and her great aunt, Mandie, who cares for her.
Destiny has multiple serious disabilities. She is blind and has cerebral palsy and dystonia, she can’t swallow or lift her limbs or head, can’t regulate her temperature, and she also has hundreds of micro seizures a day.
Around 18 months ago, Destiny was going to be put into care. Mandie didn’t want that to happen and decided to foster her. Mandie also has two older children, Rhys and Alicia, who are both on the autism spectrum. On top of all of this, Mandie is also managing her own health issues (some of which cause her a lot of pain.)
Fostering Destiny meant Mandie had to leave the home she loved and move into a different council house that was deemed more suitable for Destiny’s needs. Mandie was sad to leave her home, but said the alternative was Destiny being put into care, and so the decision was simple.
“I just feel lucky to have her – she’s such a special girl. She’s my world.” she said.
They were nominated by a support worker, who said Mandie is struggling to buy all of the sensory and specialist equipment that Destiny needs. We also found out they are in need of some furniture, as well as help to make the garden more accessible. With your support, we’d like to try to do all of this for them.