During these difficult times we have all had to adapt to a life confined to our homes. However, for some of our families this has much larger implications. The Franco-Franklin family are a Starlight family made up of Mum, Dad, Logan (11), Leo (6) and Phoebe (3). Logan and Leo both have a very rare gene deletion which effects their cognitive development and means neither of the boys have ever spoken a word, relying on their parents for their every need.
Logan and Leo often live in their own worlds. They won’t watch a movie, can’t play video games so it can be a hard task to keep them occupied. However, Logan loves being in water! He used to spend time splashing around in the bathroom, often resulting in flooding the house.
Logan’s wish of a hot tub was granted by Starlight in February 2019. Since having the hot tub it has transformed family time. The warm water and the bubbles appeal to his senses and stimulate his muscles – he can splash as much as he likes!