After four years in a second-hand cot-style bed, Archie Page, then 6, who suffers from quadriplegic cerebral palsy, had completely outgrown the bed originally provided by the NHS. The more Archie grew the more he was hurting himself on the sides of the cot and getting his limbs caught down the sides. His parents found it more and more difficult to use but as his bed was still deemed 'usable' by the NHS their requests for a replacement were continually declined.
Archie's mum Debbie contacted Donations With A Difference in 2018 to request funding for the 'bed of their dreams' for Archie; the Carebase Belluno bed that was easy on the eye and user friendly and ultimately the bed they knew would greatly improve his quality of life. With major future hip subluxation surgery planned the family knew they needed the right bed to aid his recovery and meet his needs longer term.
Thanks to Donations With A Difference Archie is happy and the family can now feel even more confident in meeting Archie's needs.