Ty Hafan

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mohamed's tŷ hafan journey

In this week’s #FamilyFriday, 18-year-old Mohamed Sultan says goodbye to Tŷ Hafan on his last visit after 11 years of good times and friendship at the hospice, as he transitions to adult care services.

The first time I came to Tŷ Hafan I was a bit shy, but all the staff gave me so much love and attention. Some are old, some are new, but they have something special to give to everyone.

mo

I have been coming here for a long time. I had a break for a while but I missed the lovely, homely, warm place. So I decided to come back, and then the fun started again. It was like I had never been away. It’s like my second home.

It is so sad to leave, but I will remember you all from the bottom of my heart, and you’d better remember me shouting through the white walls of Tŷ Hafan!

mo

My hand print will always be there on the wall, so that the younger generation can see that I was here and I had fun!

Future children – don’t be scared and nervous – but if you are feeling that way, look at the handprints and pictures on the wall, listen to stories about the children who have been here and feel the love that is everywhere.

Every time that I come, the staff go ballistic as they are happy to see me. If this is your first time, don’t worry, you will get used to them!

Some of my friends that used to come here have passed away. But I will remember them and hope they rest in peace.

I have been coming here through the seasons and I remember them all. I look at the sky and I think what season it will be when I’m coming back to my second home. The last time I came to the crazy hot place it was warm but you could feel the smooth, gentle, cool air, which made me feel like I was in heaven.

I have had so much fun, but I look at my past and it’s gone so fast. I feel like my first visit was today and not my last.

I think I will be remembered all the time, and I hope so!

The thing that is so special about Tŷ Hafan is they make you feel like their son/daughter. They make you happy inside and they do everything to make you feel like a prince – not that I think I’m one – they do everything for you to make time here special. Just say the magic word – that’s ‘please’!

My journey here has come to an end and I don’t have anything to give to the loving staff but if I had lots of hearts I would give them to each one of you.

I am raising money with Gareth to say thank you to all who work in Tŷ Hafan, so I can give something to the children of the future.

Thanks – peace out,

Mo

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