Blogger, Adapting Mum shares accessible holiday experience
We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Hayley, who blogs as ‘Adapting Mum’. Hayley told us about an accessible holiday she took with her son Tommy last year. Tommy was diagnosed with Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy in 2012 and therefore finding and booking an accessible accommodation is a priority.
“Tommy and I had a wonderful holiday in Fuerteventura last year. I booked the holiday through a travel agent and explained about Tommy’s condition. The agent advised me I would need to contact the hotel directly regarding Tommy’s disability to check if they could help with an appropriate room.
The hotel was Barceló Castillo Beach Resort. It came as a recommendation from a friend who had stayed there before.
The hotel staff were wonderful and had allocated us an apartment right next to the amenities (restaurant and swimming pool). Essentially for Tommy it had a disabled bathroom, which was so helpful.
Tommy is still walking at the moment but struggles with long distances so the resort was just perfect. We had a fabulous accessible holiday and as a result would definitely return there again.”
Muscular Dystrophy is a complex and rare muscle wasting condition. Hayley explains, it’s a degenerate condition, which means therefore that the muscles get weaker and weaker over time. “I was told Tommy would lose the ability to run, climb stairs, get himself up from the floor and walk. They predicted by his mid teens he would be in a wheelchair full time”. For more information on Muscular Dystrophy, please visit http://www.musculardystrophyuk.org/
Hayley’s posts are honest and insightful. She blogs regularly about life with Tommy and hopes that as a result Adapting Mum will help other families who have children diagnosed with a disability. You can follow Hayley & Tommy’s adventures at http://www.adaptingmum.co.uk