February– Meet Ernie!
Ernie is pictured here with his mum when they were interviewed for the Daily Mail earlier this month!
Ernie is 9 years old and lives with his mother and two step-siblings. His mother suffers from depression/anxiety and fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that leaves people with extreme fatigue and deep muscle pains all over the body. It’s a condition managed through various types of medication or therapy, but has no cure. Their house has not been adapted for their needs, and on occasion she has even had to crawl up the stairs.
“I can’t walk very far or stand up for long. I don’t go out much. I also suffer from depression. There’s not much I can do without assistance. Ernie pitches in with such good cheer. He makes a wonderful cup of tea, helps with the cooking, hoovers, folds clothes and uses the washing machine. He’s my legs on days when I can’t move.”
Ernie’s one of our new Honeypot children at Honeypot Pen y Bryn! He really enjoys respite breaks as he gets some time off from doing jobs around the house, and loves creative activities, getting to play outside and on the cargo net, not to mention meeting other children.
Amazingly, he’s even helped raise awareness of and fundraise for Honeypot – with his mum, he organised a charity bake sale at school, raising over £100! Thanks so much, Ernie, we look forward to seeing you again!