Meet the Residents
Heidi was admitted to Woodside when she was 7 months old, and has grown with the changes in the staff and set-up of the facility over the years. She has hydrocephalus and epilepsy, resulting in all of her developmental milestones being delayed. She was progressing well, but at the age of 5 years she had a mild ‘stroke’ which left her without movement on her right side. After years of therapy she regained movement and some control in what she does. It is difficult know how much of her surroundings Heidi is understanding and conceptualising, but she remains highly alert and always responds with beautiful smiles and giggles when tickled or interacted with.