This work is a dream come true, says Megan’s mother

NEW START: Carl, Sarah, Megan and Ruth Roper.
NEW START: Carl, Sarah, Megan and Ruth Roper.
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The family of a five-year-old girl with a debilitating mystery condition have said they are ready to begin a new chapter in their lives.

After years of fundraising, Carl and Sarah Roper have finally seen the renovation of their Long Melford home completed – in a transformation which will enhance the life of their disabled daughter, Megan.

“It still doesn’t feel real and we can’t believe that this three-year nightmare has come to an end,” said Sarah.

“It is lovely that it is all done and although it has been very hectic it has all been worth it.”

Work on the family’s Swanfield home cost £76,000 and was made possible thanks to donations from Free Press readers as part of an appeal, a disability grant and money from the Civil Service Benevolent Fund.

The build, which included building a lift, an adapted bathroom and a sensory area, began in February and finished on Friday after 15 weeks.

Sarah, 39, said the changes would make it easier to take care of Megan, who has difficulty eating, talking and walking.

“The builders have been absolutely fantastic and the quality of work is tremendous,” she said. “We can now start a new chapter in our lives – Megan will have so much more mobility.

“She seems to like it and I can’t thank everyone who has helped out enough. It is a dream come true and they have made a little girl very happy.”