Lily’s Pain

Parents & professionals working together. Lily is complicated. Her disabilities mean she can’t communicate her pain like other children. She relies on her mother to read her body and cries and translate her pain for healthcare professionals. This animation is the end result of a collaboration between researcher Professor Bernie Carter, writer Rob Young and parents of children who have profound cognitive impairment and complex health needs. Made from 1400 hand drawings, and with the voice of Jill Evans, mother and Wellchild ambassador.