We asked Christine, the founder of Skiggle to tell us a little bit more about herself:-
“I have been asked can I tell you a little bit about myself and my family and why I started Skiggle.co.uk
I have been married to my lovely husband for 22 years: he is the father to our 3 children. We have our boy 14, and two beautiful girls 13 & 10. We have 2 cats and a dog and a brilliant care team who we would be lost without
I ran my own business for 21 years which was a boarding kennels, cattery and dog groomers. I continued my business – for many years – with lots of help when our children where born.
Our boy was born with a significant brain injury HIE, leaving him with spastic quadriplegia, global developmental impairment, pseudomonas, scoliosis, chronic lung disease, renal impairment and gastro-oesophageal reflux. He has had a gastro dissociation, multiple portacath’s, peg, gastrostomy and a tracheostomy. On top of this, he has just had a gj tube fitted due to severe weight loss, he’s registered blind and is hard of hearing. His PICU admissions have been regular and varied, with anything from chest infections to sepsis. He has had a shed load of operations – more than I’d really care to count – for various things, which are always so stressful.
When I think about all of this, I have to take a step back and think how incredibly lucky we are as a family to have him in our lives, he is the most amazing young man. Our girls have grown into incredible young understanding individuals who we are proud to say are our girls. They are not afraid of strangers comments or stares and will stand by their brother with pride
Starting Skiggle.co.uk has been a huge learning journey for me, but with the support at home from my family, Skiggle will be great and something my girls can be proud of.
Sorry to bore you, I hope it helps you understand where my passion comes from. I am a mum of a boy with complex disabilities: Skiggle is not a business: I’m not trying to sell anything or make money: I want to help parents / carers like me
Christine xx “
If you would like to know more about Skiggle then please visit their website and read the full story and how you can get involved skiggle.co.uk
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