From a very young age, Lucy’s daughter Jasmine knew what it was like to live in a household suffering from domestic abuse. At just two years of age she was placed into the care of her grandmother, and at three, her physical connection with her parents was severed altogether when they both went to prison.
As Jasmine entered primary school, it soon became clear that her life was not quite the same as the other children in her class. She started to recall traumatic events from her early childhood and struggled with the basics of reading and writing. She was eventually diagnosed as dyslexic, and her child phycologist believes some of her early childhood trauma may have adversely impacted her learning process.
Today Jasmine is eight and her mum Lucy, a now qualified beauty therapist, is finally looking forward to welcoming her back into her full time care.
“I want to give Jasmine everything she deserves. I know I cannot change the past, but I hope we can make her a stronger person for it. She deserves the world and I want her to have all the opportunities that I didn’t get and I want her to love learning and grow. She’s my first true love and I know she’s going to be outstanding.”
Lucy approached Hope Fish to help her secure placement and funding for the best possible education for Jasmine. 2021 will be the beginning of a whole new chapter in Jasmine’s life. Home with her mum and baby sister, and starting the school year at Marion Catholic School.
January 21, 2021