Buying a wheelchair for the first time – for yourself or a family member – can be mind-boggling. There are literally hundreds of different types on the market – from the standard rigid steel frame chair to lightweight foldable buggies and motorised models. And unless you’ve participated in the LITTLE EDEN CEO Wheelchair Campaign..
It’s normal to feel distressed when you first learn that your eagerly awaited child has a disability. If you are religious, you may wonder why God has ‘punished’ you. At LITTLE EDEN, we strongly believe that children with profound intellectual and physical disability are a gift from God, sent to make us better people. They..
Many people have no idea how to react to a child with disabilities, or their parents. Do we ignore the obvious – that the child is in a wheelchair or struggling to speak normally? Should we ask questions about the child’s condition? We want to be sensitive — but worry about saying the wrong thing…
As the parent of a child affected by severe intellectual disability, you will at some point think about placing him or her in a residential home such as LITTLE EDEN. It’s never an easy decision. You may feel that no one else will love and care for your child the way you do. Or you..
Caring for someone with physical disabilities? You’ll know that they need extra care in winter to keep them warm and comfortable. Poor circulation makes it difficult for those with limited movement, spasticity or cerebral palsy to keep cosy when the temperature drops. Hands and feet are particularly susceptible to the cold. Lower temperatures also cause..
Giving #ChairComfort changes lives ”I didn’t know I would be “fixing” wheelchairs when I signed up as a Fidesco volunteer!” says Lise-Marie Chauvin, one of three Fidesco volunteers at LITTLE EDEN Society’s Domitilla and Danny Hyams Home (DDHH) in Edenvale. Under the guidance of Ilka Galabova (Care Centre Supervisor DDHH) and with the training of..
Angel on the airways “They are loving, very trusting and content with who they are. And they are Angels in all ways who do not judge,” is how we describe our residents with Down Syndrome. About 10% of LITTLE EDEN residents, lovingly called Angels, are diagnosed with Downs Syndrome and complete our family circle..
Marie-Victoire Cumming and Zamazulu Zulu both work at LITTLE EDEN, and are passionate about making a difference, in more ways than one, to the lives of one of the most vulnerable individuals in our society. Marie, a music therapist at LITTLE EDEN, Domitilla and Danny Hyams Home, works first-hand with the residents (lovingly called..