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My story

My name is Liam, I was born on 8th Sept 2005 weighing 5lb 5ounces.

My mummy noticed that I wasn't moving in her tummy anymore. So she went to the hospital and they noticed i wasn't breathing properly. They rushed my mummy into theatre for an Emergency C-section at 38weeks. For the first 3 weeks of my life I was in NICU(neonatal intensive care unit) at Southmead Bristol.

Just before my 1st Birthday I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy due to my delayed progression of my mobility.

Due to this i have always struggled with basic skills such as sitting, crawling and especially standing and walking. I am 7 now and i still struggle. My main way to get around is to crawl but mostly i bunny hop if  my mummy isn't watching because this is a faster way for me.

When I was 4, I was given a Kaye walker which has helped me have some independence however I tire easily and I am not expected to ever walk without it.

I am hoping that Mummy and Daddy will be able to raise enough money for me to have the life changing operation SDR(selective dorsal rhyzitomy) so that I can play like all the other children.

Liam is such a happy boy and always brings a smile to peoples faces. Anyone who has met him knows how much of a personality he has. He has inspired us so much with his positive attitude and how much hard work he puts into his daily routine of exercise and stretching. We would love to make it possible with this operation that he could take his first unaided steps.

We are hoping to raise enough money to cover the costs of the operation and the intensive physiotherapy that will be needed afterwards. If you would like to know more about SDR please go to this web page http://www.scope.org.uk/help-and-information/z-therapies/selective-dorsal-rhizotomy

Any donations no matter how small will be massively appreciated to make my dream come true.

Updates 11

Thank you to Duncan Josey & team for raising nearly £10K on their bike ride across France. Also a big Thank you that we had the opportunity to meet you at the finishing line in France. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

14/02/14 17:38

A big THANK YOU to the Springfield Golf club for raising £6000. Thank you Jon Pickett & team Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

14/02/14 17:30

Thank you to the Media Group for their kind donation

12/12/13 13:20

A big thank you to TMG for their kind donation. X

22/08/13 12:12

A big thank you to Mrs Elaine Kendall for knitting lots of little animals to raise money for Liam. Thank you for your donation! Xxx

17/08/13 03:57

Raising money for

Tree of Hope

Tree of Hope

Charity Registration No. 1149254 In Scotland SC042611

Tree of Hope offers hope to the families of sick children in the UK who need specialist medical surgery, treatment, therapy and equipment in order to free them from suffering, giving a better quality to their young lives. England & Wales 1043092 Scotland SCO4261 http://www.treeofhope.org.uk

Donations 68

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Donation by Anonymous on 03/03/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck.

Donation by Dimitris Zlatos on 28/02/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 25/02/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 13/01/14

£600.00

+ £150.00 Gift Aid

Almost there, have a happy New Year. From Woodspring Golf Club Ladies Section

Donation by Janet Partington on 01/01/14

£500.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

good luck

Donation by Anonymous on 20/11/13

Donation collected from Family and Friends of Adam & Jonathan from The Car People raised by doing the TMG bike ride across France organised by Duncan Josey

Donation by Adam Fothergill on 20/11/13

£500.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

Emptied my pig!

Donation by Sue Readman on 19/11/13

£140.00

+ £35.00 Gift Aid

Good Luck and I hope to see Liam walking in Coldstream one day!

Donation by John Houlton on 19/11/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Good Luck Hen

Donation by Kate and Andy Anderson on 19/11/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Es freut uns, dass Ihr schon so viel Geld zusammen bekommen habt. Wir wünschen Euch eine besinnliche Adventszeit!

Donation by Familie Hellwig on 18/11/13

100,00 €

Cant believe how much you,ve raised!! Merry Christmas from us all xxxxxx

Donation by Lizzie Readman on 10/11/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 25/10/13

£1.00

Donation by Anonymous on 20/10/13

Jane & Andy Thorley good luck!

Donation by Anonymous on 19/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 19/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Nearly there! You can do this, early Christmas present from us all

Donation by Sue Readman on 19/10/13

£500.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

Good luck, almost there,, susie, diane and christine kingxx

Donation by susie king on 18/10/13

£25.00

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 17/10/13

£5.00

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 18/08/13

£1.00

Donation by Anonymous on 16/08/13

£125.00

+ £31.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Oliver Payne on 03/08/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

good luck

Donation by Anonymous on 29/07/13

£600.00

+ £150.00 Gift Aid

Its growing. Congratulations on your efforts.

Donation by Anonymous on 27/07/13

£220.00

+ £55.00 Gift Aid

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Having met Liam recently i was very happy to give a donation towards his operation to help give him the chance to walk.

Donation by ROBERT GREEEN on 31/05/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£7,864.14
  • Offline donations£23,340.86
  • Text donations£56.00
  • Total raised£31,261.00
  • Gift Aid£1,597.63

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