Clevedon mother launches appeal to treat ‘strong and determined son’ to ‘amazing’ holiday

PUBLISHED: 18:00 15 August 2019

Elijah Hodges with his mum Kaddy.Picture: Elijah Hodges Care team

Elijah Hodges with his mum Kaddy.Picture: Elijah Hodges Care team

Kaddy Thomas

A Clevedon mother is raising funds to take her ‘beautiful’ disabled son on holiday to a resort he loves next month.

Elijah Hodges has Apert syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, and his mum Kaddy Thomas launched the appeal in the hopes of taking him to Woburn Forest Centre Parcs next month.

The 13-year-old has had the disorder since birth, which affects the growth of some of his skull bones, which he also shares with his mother.

Kaddy has paid for the family's accommodation, but Elijah's needs mean additional help is needed.

She said: "The cabins I've booked are paid for, and the money would fund vital resources and staff costs to make the holiday possible.

"We had such a fantastic time last year at Centre Parcs, so I decided I'd love to take my son there again.

"He's in a much more relaxed environment at the resort, and he loves it.

"Elijah has a really hard life, so just to be able to take him there would be amazing."

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