Category: Callums Promise Blog

Dear Callum, I write this letter knowing you will never read it…

Dear Callum, I write this letter knowing you will never read it. however I am hoping the sentiments in this letter will travel through time and space and in the hearts and minds of other families who may find themselves in the circumstances we found ourselves experiencing 16 years ago today on 2nd October 1999…. Read more »

A Perfect Day – Having a disabled child does not mean…

Having a disabled child does not mean you do not also share perfect days. I celebrate each day with my children no matter how hard situations become particularly as Callum’s needs grow and he has grown up fast into a beautiful 15 year old loving son and younger brother. I refuse to let the additional life… Read more »

A Diwali Wish

Every child should be given the chance to grab life and the many opportunities available. However for many of us we have huge mountains to climb with our disabled children as we face continuous barriers and have endless challenges on clearing a path for our disabled child to belong in society, to belong in our… Read more »

My Son’s Journey – A New Beginning, Challenges and Hope

I have met so many single mothers of disabled children from all community backgrounds, religions, cultures. We have one thing in common trying to do the best for our children. I salute them all and reach my hand out to them in admiration and friendship.  I have also met many parents who are together and… Read more »

My Son’s Journey – The Epilepsy Warrior

This week has been Epilepsy Awareness Week and I am going to share a part of Callum’s journey which has a constant presence in his life. However we do not allow our unwelcome visitor Epilepsy to take over our lives although everything seems to cease upon Epilepsy’s visit, whilst we support our warrior Callum. There… Read more »

My Son’s Journey – His Battle Through His First Year

My son Callum was born on 2nd May 1999 at just 28 weeks. He was in the pre-mature babies unit for several months. I remember the doctors decided there was no time to give me any pain relief as Callum was struggling and they could not wait. I remember screaming as they cut me to… Read more »