Caring for Maddie
Maddie Harding has cerebral palsy, a condition that has left her severely disabled since birth. She needs round-the-clock care and can be awake for up to 36 hours at a time. Her mother Terri talks about the strains this can put on family life.
Maddie Harding, 27, lives with her parents in Brixham and needs constant care and attention.
Caring for someone with profound cerebral palsy requires dedication, as Maddie's mother Terri knows all too well.
It can lead to family tensions and affect the health of those who provide the care.
last updated: 17/10/2008 at 11:57