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Tabitha’s Story

Tabitha’s Legacy – Our beautiful daughter Tabitha was born with Edwards Syndrome. Her life expectancy was extremely short, maybe minutes or hours, but never years. Tabitha however, was so much stronger than anyone expected, and even though at times she was very poorly she grew into a beautiful little girl. Having this Syndrome meant that she had severe physical and learning difficulties to such an extent that she was not able to sit, stand, walk or talk.

When Tabitha was a year old we borrowed a set of fibre optic lights. Tabitha was so excited and stimulated by these that she made an attempt to get hold of the lights and to push the mirror ball round, we were overjoyed at her reaction and this was just the start of the progress she made.

Our very kind friends’, colleagues and neighbours raised enough money to make a sensory room for Tabitha, which became an invaluable resource. At first, Tabitha could only look at the pretty lights, but over the next year she would hold and play with the fibre optic strands, use a touch screen computer, and then she amazed everyone by standing up, laughing, clapping and singing with joy.

Beautiful baby Tabitha

We lived every day with the dreadful realisation, that one day, we would no longer have our beautiful daughter. That tragic day came on the 8th of December 2009 when our angel passed away, but she leaves with us her legacy – It was Tabitha’s wish that we should make  other very special children enjoy sensory toys and equipment so they could make progress, enjoy, be happy and comfortable in their own homes.

Photo 04-08-2011 20 39 41

3 Responses

  • Gemma Errington says:

    Just wanted to say Chloe is thoroughly enjoying her bubble tube and fibre optics. They are working wonders at calming her down when she gets upset.

    Thank you so much xx

  • leighchristianbowman says:

    Im touched by your story I cry for the love you have given to tabitha, im a 39 yo joiner I have no children .I have lost close family mother grandmother auntie in difficult ways so I know the questions you may or maynot have asked yourselves but I have a good idea. I live at gilesgate Durham and would like an address and a name to put on a cheque just a little to help you help others on their way in life again well done for doing this charity positive people (I seen the picture on the van)



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