More Comfort For Millie Thanks To Enable Grant

A girl from Deeside has received an Enable grant from the Steve Morgan Foundation to help her and her family cope with a series of complex health needs.

Millie, aged 13 from Connah’s Quay, is diagnosed with Polymicrogyria, epilepsy, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, pancreatitis, and is waiting for spinal surgery having undergone a hip reconstruction in 2012.

Millie’s Mum Debbie cares for all of Millie’s extensive needs, with the help of Millie’s brother and the Diana Nursing Service, and the Local Authority are currently looking into home alterations to enable Millie to be looked after downstairs as it is becoming more difficult to care for her as she grows.

Due to those complex needs Millie has to be repositioned frequently throughout the day.  She has an NHS-provided wheelchair and postural comfort chair from the Local Authority, but has outgrown her sofa where she was able to safely and comfortably lie on her side.

An Enable grant of £1,299 from the Steve Morgan Foundation has provided Millie with a specialised postural floor Side-Lyer cushion,  which enhances her quality of life by allowing her to safely stretch and change position out of her wheelchair and chair.  

The cushion has the flexibility to grow with Millie, and is also portable, so can also be used in the garden or when the family go on camping trips.

Debbie says:  “Now we have this floor lying cushion, we can all sit together, and there is even room for the teenager – Millie’s brother – and her friends.

“The whole process with the Steve Morgan Foundation has been amazing and I just want to say thank you.”

The Enable funding programme offers grants for specialised equipment for people of all ages. Click here to view the criteria and application details.  

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