Case studies

Macee-Mae

Macee-Mae

The early days were hard, but we are all amazed by the progress she has made, and I’m proud to show off my beautiful daughter.

Macee-Mae was diagnosed with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, Microcephalus and Cataracts at just six weeks old. After the medical consultation, Paula met Macee-Mae and her mother, Megan, to provide much-needed support.

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Maggie and Bridget

Maggie and Bridget

We have a really good, rewarding relationship - I cannot express how wonderful it is to care for Maggie.

Maggie was born with no sight at all, and has almost no verbal communication. She moved into Applegarth in 2010, after living in several health care institutions throughout her life.

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Marion

Marion

It’s a great team, we have some real laughs. We’ve all got the same humour, and sometimes what we have to read will set us off!

Marion has been volunteering for Vista for almost twenty years, during which the charity provided support for her late husband.

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Matt

Matt

I really enjoyed the day - it was my first half marathon, and to run for a great charity made it even more worthwhile.

Matt Nurse ran the Leicester Half Marathon in aid of Vista, who provide ongoing support for his five year old son Freddie.

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Max

Max

It feels great to have meaningful interactions with residents and make their day better.

Max began his career in residential care at Kathleen Rutland Home.

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Max and his Trike

Max and his Trike

Max is 4 years old and was registered with Vista at the age of 1, as sight impaired.

Steph added, “When he's riding his trike, he's like any other little boy, just out riding his bike. For me as his mum it's massively important that he gets to enjoy things that every other child does. We're so grateful to Vista for helping us to fund Max's trike, it's opened up a whole new world for him.”

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