We recently spoke to Indira’s Mum to find out the difference the Giggle Doctors had made for Indira. Here is what she told us:
“Indira is 16 and has severe Learning disabilities. She is blind, epileptic and abnormally small for her age so she has to spend a lot of times at hospital.
Being in the hospital is hard for Indira because she knows she is not at home. Being blind, she always senses it right away. She feels in a hostile surrounding. Sometimes, she gets really tired of being at the hospital she starts saying ‘’home’’ repeatedly. She is non-verbal so it’s not always very clear but you can still understand it. Especially after enduring surgery, she stops smiling. She is not her usual self in the hospital
But when the Giggle Doctors come in, it’s amazing! She smiles and laughs! I’m really surprised how well she interacted with them. After each visit from the Giggle Doctors, she seems happy for a few days.
We mainly meet Dr GeeHee. Indira loves her visits. It helps her forget about her worries and why she is at the hospital.
At the hospital, you’re in an environment you don’t want to be in. Even as parents, you don’t want to see your child suffering, so when you get to see them smiling and having fun with the Giggle Doctors, it’s a really nice experience. Now when we see them at the hospital, I have a smile on my face as soon as I see them.
Indira used to be really distressed when we she knew that we had to go back to the hospital. But now, thanks to the Giggle Doctors, she is good’’.