Until he was 8 years old, Luke from Sittingbourne was a normal, active and happy young boy. He then developed symptoms of muscle stiffness in his legs and found difficultly in walking. The neurological condition progressively got worse - two years on and Luke now finds himself wheelchair bound.
His local school is hugely supportive, but for a healthy young boy to end up wheelchair bound has naturally had an impact on his mental health. Luke now shows signs of depression and finds it difficult opening up to therapists and his family.
Play therapy has been recommended and works well with children going through emotional circumstances in their lives. The Red Eagle Foundation have granted £950 for a series of play sessions and hope this goes some way to supporting Luke’s mental wellbeing.