This next episode is only the second time I have been able to interview a family in person. I drove up to Warkworth, NZ to meet and talk to Stacey Dodd and her son Thomas.
Stacey and her husband, Joe, are the parents to Thomas. Thomas is an adorable toddler with fiery red hair who has a number of conditions. He was born at 34 weeks and suffered a major brain bleed. This has resulted in a number of conditions including infantile spasms, epilepsy and cerebral palsy.
Despite the challenges, Thomas is a happy, smiley kid who is turning into a real toddler, in the best possible way.
It was so interesting to talk to Stacey as she dealt with these challenges in such a different way to myself. I found myself just in awe of her sense of calm and pragmatism.
In this project I wanted to show a variety of experiences so I think it is really important to show experiences that are very different to mine. I am sure there are listeners out there who can relate to Stacey's experience and see something of their own in it.
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If you want to follow Thomas and Stacey's journey you can visit their facebook page, Minding Thomas
or through Stacey's blog