My name is Jessica and I am mum to a five-year-old girl with a life-limiting condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome. I wanted to contact you because I have self-funded and created a friendship and support iOS and Android app for families like mine. It helps parents and carers who have children with health problems and disabilities connect with each other for support and virtual or real-life meet ups. It is based on my own experience with my daughter, Maisie.
You can read a little more about my story here on the BBC just last week. I am passionate that even if someone’s journey is ‘different’, they shouldn’t do it alone. You can see more about the app here.
The app matches people based on a number of criteria, such as location, interests, diagnoses and age of child, and has support topics and specific-interest groups people can join, such as autism, rare disease and more. iOs has just launched and Android is launching very soon.