When three year-old Cameron (pictured right) had a temper tantrum, his mother and father were delighted!
This is because Cameron had never been able to communicate at all with his parents, Jane & Phil. In fact, they were told by Doctors that Cameron would never progress at all from the equivalent of a three-month old baby - but he has. His first ever tantrum was a positive sign of the progress he is making under BIRD’S guidance.
Cameron is far from unique. In fact, he is one of thousands of children helped by BIRD since its formation in 1982.
This last quarter of a century of quietly transforming lives has gone largely unnoticed, but those people with a direct connection to BIRD through family or friends, know that the changes this small charity has been able to bring about can, at times, be nothing short of miraculous.
For the families of these children, what seemed an impossible dream just a short time ago, became a reality due, purely and simply, to the dedication of the BIRD staff and of the loving families or carers who refused to give up.