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Garden for Edan

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During October volunteers from Axis’ Oldbury office gave 8 year old Edan Lane and his family a garden makeover.

Edan was recently diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterised by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. Unfortunately as a result of his diagnosis, he has been unable to access his garden independently due to the raised incline of the kitchen door threshold leading to the garden area.

After Leanne Ball, Midlands Director and Jodie Shepherd, Customer Service Manager visited Edan and his family it became apparent that having a suitable garden would have such a positive impact on Edan it was crucial that Axis did what they could to help.

Over the course of 4 weeks several modifications were made to the garden including; a rear ramp that was installed by client Walsall Housing Group, concrete pathways and raised garden beds that were made by subcontractor BG Building, and garden lights and a special water feature that were installed by subcontractor C&S Electrical. To complete the garden, Axis’ apprentices painted the fences and carried out the final touches.

Stacey Lane, Edan’s mother commented, “Edan is so overwhelmed with the garden it has reduced him to tears – he now wants to spend time in the garden and has already started to plant a few of his colourful flowers. I couldn’t have asked for it to be done any better – you have changed our lives forever, thank you so much!”

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