Sarah is a Tikva member and mother of Leslie, a severely autistic and challenging son aged 43. She has been caring for him round the clock for more years than she can count and never saw herself as a person in her own right, only as an extension of her dependent son who needed constant care and support. However, with the support of Tikva’s art-therapist, Sarah began to see herself as an individual person with a life and an opinion that mattered.
She was encouraged to take some time out for herself and attended the Ideal Home Exhibition for the first time in her life. She returned home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated with renewed energy and patience to continue caring: “Tikva is my lifeline!” she says “it gives me my daily dose of emotional support."