Family time for Marcus at the Beach House

2-year-old Marcus is under the care of the Paediatric Palliative Care Service at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He and his family were invited to stay at our Laklinyeri Beach House – a medically equipped holiday home in Victor Harbor for children in palliative care or with complex care needs, as well as bereaved families.

Marcus’ mum, Joyce, says, “Where do we even begin? We absolutely love everything about the Beach House, it’s been incredible in so many different ways to cater for our little man Marcus.”

“We love that it has a cot that suits Marcus’ needs, the round couch for Marcus to relax in, the beautiful accessible bathtub so he could have a comfortable bath, the wide passages which allowed easy manoeuvrability of the pram and the step-free access in and out of the house. Marcus also had his first train ride and trip to the wildlife park.”

“Everything about this house and the experience has made our trip away from home so comfortable.”

Marcus and his extended family at the Beach House.

Marcus and his extended family at the Beach House.

Thanks to the size and layout of the Beach House, families often invite their friends and relatives to stay as well. Marcus’ parents, siblings, aunty and uncle, cousins, grandparents and great-grandfather all enjoyed the Beach House with him!

The stay also allowed a much easier trip for the family to attend Marcus’ aunt’s wedding in the Fleurieu Peninsula during the week of their visit.

Joyce says, “We feel really fortunate and thankful to have this opportunity to experience this home with our dearest family.”

Marcus’ grandparents, Tracey and Steve, say, “As grandparents, being able to join Marcus and enjoy the new things with him with such ease has been an absolute pleasure! This is a place of absolute serenity and functionality for all families.”

Marcus, his parents, Joyce and Brady and his baby sister, Lily, at the Beach House.

Marcus, his parents, Joyce and Brady, and his baby sister, Lily, at the Beach House.

Learn more about our Laklinyeri Beach House

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