Future in Action

Future in Action

Southern Region Help Oliver

Jason Bourner and Phil Egan took time out on 4 August to help Oliver who lives in Warsash.

Oliver is 8 years old and loves music, dancing and Postman Pat!  He loves life and Taylor Swift in equal measures!

When Oliver was 5 days old he suffered a huge brain bleed resulting from a large clot in the centre of his brain.  Consequently he was left with severe brain damage, later to be diagnosed with Celebral Palsy, Hydrochephalus, severe development delay, Epilepsy and severe bowel and bladder disorders.  He cannot walk or talk and is reliant on adult assistance 24 hours a day.

Despite his daily battles and a gruelling regime of care, Oliver has the most tremendous spirit and almost always a smile on his face.  He makes an impression on everyone he comes in to contact with and is a wonderful little boy.

Oliver had no access to outdoor space at his home and so Jason and Phil have worked hard to clear the garden, level it and began to create an area where ramps can be added for access and a shaded canopy area with raised flower and vegetable beds designed to keep Oliver cool when it’s sunny.

Hopefully Oliver will soon be able to experience the great outdoors with his sister, Jasmine, aged 3.