The Impact – Meet the Families
From the moment families walk into the ‘Laklinyeri’ Beach House they are immediately filled with the sense the home has been thoughtfully and lovingly created for them.
Please meet some of the families who have stayed at the Beach House and have shared what their time at the home meant.
12-year-old Charlie has congenital muscular dystrophy, scoliosis and hip dysplasia. For many children like Charlie who use wheelchairs for mobility, finding a place to stay for a family holiday that meets their needs can be challenging.
In April 2023, Charlie, his parents, and his grandmother stayed at our Laklinyeri Beach House – a purpose-built, medically equipped holiday home for families of children with complex care needs or children in palliative care, as well as bereaved families.
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 – 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.
The Self family
The Self family stayed at the Beach House over Christmas 2020. As well as families whose children have complex care needs, bereaved families are also welcome to stay at the Beach House. Jamie and Rebecca’s son, Felix, passed away at seven weeks old at the WCH. Their time at the Beach House allowed them to rest and heal following the loss of their son.