Tracie - Stanton
Posted on: June 2nd 2022   •    Posted in: General News

Tenant Stories: Tracie

Originally from Bury St Edmunds, Tracie moved to Barningham when she was pregnant.

She previously worked at West Suffolk College as an information centre supervisor, and was the administrator for the Bury football school. As Tracie puts it “Life threw me a massive curve ball”.

At 5 months old, Lucas was diagnosed with lissencephaly and microcephaly – and has a range of complex health care which means he needs 24-hour care.

After his diagnosis, Tracie knew that she would need a bigger property that could better suit her son’s changing needs.

In 2009, Tracie and Lucas moved to their first property in Stanton.“We had a bigger garden in Stanton and bigger rooms which was amazing.

“But as Lucas gets bigger, his equipment gets bigger; and the bathroom at the first property we had was small and we couldn’t move Lucas around in his chair.”

Tracie knew she would need to apply for a bigger property and started going down the usual channels to seek a bigger home. Luckily, another home became available locally.

Tracie explains.“I didn’t want to move out of the area due to the support I have here and the GP in Stanton which is so important for Lucas.”

“Havebury fitted adaptations to allow for a more comfortable living space for me and Lucas. Including widening the hallway and building a larger wet room.”

Outside of her caring for Lucas, Tracie has also competed in The Great North Run to raise money for EACH, a charity close to her heart and was nominated (and came second) in The Sun’s Mother of the year competition.

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