This week’s #FamilyFriday is by Karen Parry who describes why this picture of her 14-year-old daughter, Beth, is so special to her:
“Beth loves the hydrotherapy pool. It was fantastic to see her in the pool, moving her arms and legs so freely.
“She can't walk or talk, but when she's in the water she is able to move independently and you can tell she enjoys it as she looks so relaxed and content and smiles when she's in there. We all went in the pool, including her brother Sam, and we all really enjoyed it.
“It's lovely to feel so close to Beth in the water and have that skin on skin contact which is more difficult when she's in her chair. The hydro pool is just one of the ways that Tŷ Hafan helps us as a family. I love this picture of her smiling – to see her smile is the most precious thing and she smiles all the time when she's at Tŷ Hafan.”
Beth, who suffers from an undiagnosed neurological condition causing severe epilepsy, was referred to Tŷ Hafan in 2003. She is one of 260 life-limited children currently benefitting from Tŷ Hafan’s range of services, including practical and psychological support as well as therapies delivered in the family home.