iPad for teen with rare genetic syndrome
Winscombe and Weston-super-Mare Moose International
Moose International received a request on behalf of Jake, who lives in Winscombe and attends Baytree School, for an iPad to use at home.
Weston and Winscombe lodges and Winscombe Ladies Circle combined efforts to fund the iPad and a protective case. It was presented to Jake at Mooseheart, Winscombe, the British headquarters of Moose International.
Jake's mum, Jane, said: "Jake is 16 years old.
"He was born with a rare genetic syndrome called Pitt-Hopkins syndrome.
"This causes severe learning difficulties and Jake has no speech at all. Jake has been working with an iPad at school.
"Michaela Hasler, Jake's occupational therapist, who has worked with him for about ten years, thought Jake would greatly benefit from one at home and approached a wonderful organisation called Moose International who very kindly donated an iPad with a protective cover."