Q: An object that represents somewhere you’d like Sam to be in the future
A: A home that’s as good as where he is now
When he first started at St Piers school, and he went into his official term time residential house, there was a member of staff who gave Sam a nickname. And every time he said that nickname, Sam smiled. So it’s become his name on campus, it gave him his identity and where ever he goes he will be known by that nickname.
Sam thrives at Young Epilepsy. He’s acquired self-esteem and pride. He’s learning independence on his level. When he’s home during the holidays, he’s recharging his batteries, but he’s always ready to go back.
In July 2022, he will have to leave St Piers as his time has come to an end after eight years so wherever he goes next, he will always have the foundation of what Young Epilepsy has provided for him. I’m looking for an adult residential placement version of Young Epilepsy with the same wonderful staff and campus, St. Piers school and College have set the bar high. We will always be appreciative and so grateful to all at Young Epilepsy for enabling Sam to be as happy, independent and healthy as he is.
* all names have been changed to protect identities.