‘For everyone to care about Stone like this is overwhelming and just lovely’ – Strangers come together to make dream garden for severly disabled Stotfold boy

Lisa Zsentko and her son Stone Joseph, 4 with their family in the newly renovated garden by Heaven a

Lisa Zsentko and her son Stone Joseph, 4 with their family in the newly renovated garden by Heaven and Earth landscaping, PMK Building Ltd and more local helpers. - Credit: Archant

A squad of strangers have come together to create a dream garden for a boy left severely disabled after contracting meningitis.

An aerial view of the transformed garden. Photo: Aerial Images Ltd

An aerial view of the transformed garden. Photo: Aerial Images Ltd - Credit: Archant

Lisa Zsentko, of Kingsway in Stotfold, had put out an appeal for help cutting back her garden so four-year-old Stone could spend more time there.

And after Shane Johnson of Hitchin-based contracting firm Heaven and Earth Landscaping heard about the appeal, he led a complete overhaul.

“For everyone to care about Stone like this – and his brother Blaze too – it’s overwhelming and just lovely,” said mum-of-six Lisa.

“Stone’s been out on the trampoline, and the kids have had a Hallowe’en party there, which was impossible before. This has been massive.”

Lisa Zsentko and her daughter Atlanta and son Stone Joseph, 4 and their pet barn owl in the newly re

Lisa Zsentko and her daughter Atlanta and son Stone Joseph, 4 and their pet barn owl in the newly renovated garden. - Credit: Archant


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Stone was left blind and brain damaged at 11 months after pneumococcal meningitis caused spastic quadraplegia and cerebral palsy.

Extension work had made the garden unsafe for him. Shane’s team installed asphalt pathways around the garden, a sunken trampoline, sensory tunnels, walls and more.

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For more see gofundme.com/stonesgarden.

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