We have been supporting the children at Keech Hospice Care since 2000, and hope to return again this year to deliver their fifth package of magical technology.
We last visited in 2014, when we met Lois and her mum Karen. Lois was six years old and had severe spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and was one of the first to try out the technology. Karen said: "Lois is a very clever and funny little girl in a body that doesn't do as it's told. She knows exactly what she wants but is unable to tell us, which is heart-breaking.
"We have tried communication aids in the past, but they don't allow her a great level of independence. To have this technology available for her to use more independently to communicate is a dream come true. It takes her a step towards having the voice she deserves."
Staff at Keech have also given us great feedback about the Lifelites technology:
"This new technology will give the children the ability to express themselves and take enjoyment in technology like other children do. This cutting edge technology is very expensive, and we just wouldn't be able to afford it without Lifelites."
"This will give the children so much more control and the ability to communicate. Thank you so much, it will make such a difference."
Would you like to give kids with limited life unlimited possibilities?
We have plenty of opportunities for how you can get involved and help us raise funds so we can continue donating life-changing technology to children with disabilities and life-limited conditions. Have a look!
There are a number of challenge events held across the country which you can apply too to raise money for Lifelites. Please see below to a list of some of the most popular.
We provide our magical technology to children and young people using every children's hospice service across the British Isles. Every four years we provide a brand new package to each hospice, and this year we hope to donate to the hospices listed below.