e are running a 20,000 press up challenge @ Dual Fitness to raise much needed funds for Jackson Waddell on Sunday 30th October. Our friends family a and gym members will spend the gyms opening hours that day adding to the total until we reach our 20,000 target and maybe even smash that out the park....
Five-year-old Jackson Waddell needs a frame to walk due to the affects of cerebral palsy which he was diagnosed with aged 16 months.
However, once he grows out of the frame, his only option at mobility will be through the use of a power chair.
His family have kick started a campaign to raise £70,000 (their long-term target) to send Jackson to the St Louis Children’s Hospital for SDR (selective dorsal rhiz America - which could give him the ability to walk.
But mum Jacqueline says her hope is that her son is simply able to stand on his own two feet.
Inspirational Jackson hasn’t let his condition hold him down thus far as he regularly takes part in a wide variety of sports including frame football.
Jackson was diagnosed at 16 months with cerebral palsy, we’ve no clue how it happened.
But he’s went from strength to strength doing frame football, he’s just a normal wee boy.
His family have tried different treatments and medicines to improve his condition but none of that worked.
They have now asked to be referred to the consultant to try and look for an alternative.
They are in the process where they've got to send videos to assess him. The actual process involves cutting nerves which would make his legs a lot easier to function.”
At the moment, Jackson is basically dependent on his mum and dad
The operation itself is £35,000 but the private treatment and two years of intense rehab takes it up to £70,000
They are not expecting to get there overnight but hopefully one day they will reach their target.
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