Matilda

Our Pal - Matilda B


Contact Details

C/O Overdale House
Kebroyd Lane
Triangle
Sowerby Bridge
HX6 3HT
United Kingdom


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NB: this is a forwarding address for the Pal, we do NOT disclose home addresses

Other Information

  • Parents/Guardians - Sharon and Andy
  • Interests - Matilda loves her hero Simon Cowell! Anything Disney, Beauty and the Beast is her favourite and she loves Chip, Mrs Potts and Lumiere. Animals, arts and crafts (especially making models, gluing and sticking). Matilda is scared of Barbie type dolls
  • Favourite Colour - Pink
  • Able to read? - No
  • Able to use hands? - Yes
  • Visually/hearing impaired? - Cortical visual impairment (tunnel vision)
  • Suffers from any developmental delay? - Yes, please aim post for around 4-5 years

Siblings - aged 3 to 16 wishing to receive post

About - Matilda B


MATILDA HAS A LIFE THREATENING ALLERGY TO LATEX. Please don’t send items containing latex to Matilda or her siblings. Matilda is also unable to eat but is happy for her siblings to receive sweets.

Matilda has many life threatening/ life limiting conditions which have kept her in and out of hospital all her life.

She has spent months upon months at a time in hospital and despite being away from her siblings and Daddy for long periods, she never complains and always has the biggest smile on her face.

Matilda has intestinal failure; no swallow so cannot eat or drink so needs TPN to keep her alive and well. Because Matilda has ketotic hypoglycaemia she cannot control her blood sugars and they drop dangerously low even after a few minutes of stopping her TPN, so she has to have IV glucose running 24/7 too.

Matilda is completely paralysed from the chest down, so she is a full-time wheelchair user.

Matilda sees herself as any other little girl and although she knows her body doesn’t work as it should or like most other children’s she has a real zest for life and never lets her disabilities stop her from achieving what she wants to do.

Matilda attends our local Children’s hospice which she loves to go to as there is so much to do there and she gets spoilt rotten.

Matilda cannot go to school due to medical reasons and her being unpredictable and unstable medically so she is home educated by mummy.

Sadly in August Matilda’s sister Daisy passed away so its been a very tough year.