News News and stories Gabby's first flat Gabby has always been a fighter. Born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, she's gone through a lot of surgery and hospital visits. Her life has hung in the balance on several occasions, but Gabby always fought back. Having moved home at 19 after finishing studying at Treloars College, Gabby's parents wanted her to reach her full potential and develop in life. They started seeking new opportunities for her to become more independent and she was referred to SeeAbility! We were able to offer her a place at our Meadowbank flats in Eastleigh and she quickly became involved in the renovating and decorating of what was to become her new flat, making important decisions like choosing the colour scheme. In February this year she moved into her wonderful new home. Although the moving process was quite stressful, Gabby was fully supported throughout and our support workers helped her settle in. She is now enjoying living independently with the help of the team at Meadowmead Support Service and it means the world to her. She can go out whenever she wants to, do her own shopping and cook for herself, entertain guests and get to places easier than before. It has all allowed her parents to have more of a Mum/Dad relationship with her, rather than that of a carer. Having recently opened a new garden in Southampton as an ambassador for the Rose Road Association and appeared on the 'Richard and Judy Show', Gabby has become something of a local celebrity. So much so, she even had tea with the Mayor of Southampton! Gabby said: I really can't thank Ben and Sarah enough for everything they have done for me, SeeAbility has given me the best home to settle into. I'm so happy here, I love it.