In your community, there are exhausted families facing a desperate reality - that their child may not live into adulthood and will need constant round the clock care.
Julia's House provides a lifeline to families in crisis year round. Offering frequent, regular respite care wherever and whenever they need it, the care we provide with your support can help to break the cycle of exhaustion and isolation.
Time is limited for the children in our care and every moment is precious. By playing the Julia's House lottery you can change lives.
Mum Lydia tells Darcie and Hunter's story:
Darcie has vocal cord paralysis and has a tracheotomy - a tube through her neck into her throat - to keep her airway open. When Hunter was born we were devastated. Straight away it was obvious that he had the same condition as his sister Darcie. He was wheezing away, fighting for every breath. He ended up having a tracheotomy when he was only three and a half months old.
I was terrified about how I was going to cope with two poorly children to look after. Thankfully the Julia's House nurses and carers are calm in a crisis. They are caring, reassuring and supportive. They make you feel great about yourself and proud of how you are coping. And that yes, actually you're good parents doing a really good job.