Names have been changed to protect identities.
When Sammy moved in to one of our homes, the effects of this condition started, initially in his leg muscles before progressing to other muscle areas. The challenge for Saleem, a very energetic and adventurous young person, was to overcome the barriers of losing his mobility and relying on his electric wheelchair.
Our team has worked with occupational therapists over the last few years to help prolong Sammy’s mobility. We have benefited from many assistive tools such as splints, harnesses, walking aids as well as hydrotherapy sessions.
Soon after his 12th birthday Sammy was forced to spend much more time in his wheelchair and in preparation we had fitted H tracking to his bedroom. We managed to source a wheelchair swing for the garden and some adapted accessories for his bedroom.
Although Sammy’s condition is not going to improve, he leads a very full and active lifestyle with the support of the staff team. We have found activities Sammy enjoys, like adapted skiing, go-karting and biking. Sammy understands that his condition will deteriorate but says that feels well prepared with the support and help from our team.