If You Ask Me …

Who has had the biggest influence on you?

My son Tim, who changed our outlook on life.

Which health or social care professional has been most use
to you?

The social workers from Barnardo’s Chorley project.

If you ran care services in your area what would you do

Listen to parents and support their needs.

What one thing would improve your life?

A good night’s sleep.

What three words best describe you?

Exhausted, busy, inventive.

What event most changed your life?

The opening of Martin House children’s hospice, when we had our
first night’s sleep after Tim’s birth seven years before.

What would you like to ban?

Professionals who don’t produce the services/appliances they

What is your greatest achievement?

Passing on my knowledge and help to other parents who are still

What makes you happy?

Knowing that in spite of all the traumas I have a lovely and
intelligent daughter.

When were you last angry?

This morning, when yet again the hoist and slings for Tim were

When did you last cry?

When giving a talk on life with a disabled child.

Who do you most admire?

My husband for his love, support and ingenuity in inventing
appliances for Tim.

What is the most important lesson you have learned?

Patience and cynicism.

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