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£6,861raised of £5,000 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,861 to Bella's Wish

    Location
    St Neots, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 4th March 2017

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    We have raised the money required for Bella to have her operation - this page is for any donations towards physiotherapy and equipment pre and post op.

    We are raising money for our 6 year old daughter, Bella, to have Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital - currently this is not available on the NHS.

    Bella was born with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy - caused by a brain injury, this affects the control of leg movement and co-ordination. We don't know why Bella was born with Cerebral Palsy and have had to come to terms with never knowing. Bella uses a wheelchair but can use a walking frame for very short distances when fully supervised.

    Although life is difficult - Bella is the sweetest, kindest, funniest little girl I have ever met (I might be a bit biased) She is brave and strong and has taught us what is important in life - but she wants to walk, she smiles through every hospital appointment, physio session, injection and serial casting because she believes it will be worth it in the end. When Bella is an adult I want to be able to tell her that we did everything we could to achieve her dream.

    SDR is a neurological procedure that reduces the stiff muscles - it's not a cure for Cerebral Palsy and we cannot predict the outcome. Currently Bella cannot stand or walk unaided at all, we have seen similar children walking completely unaided after surgery. The effects of the operation are permanent. As well as the procedure intense physiotherapy is essential to achieve the maximum results - this is not covered by the NHS. Although the improvements will be instant, it could take 2 years for the outcome to be clear, but this could mean independence- going to clubs without a helper!

    The money raised will be used solely for the operation, (which is around £26,000) aftercare, travel and intense physiotherapy before and following the operation.

    Thank you for reading.

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      22

      • Stuart Kenny

        Stuart Kenny

        Feb 15, 2017

        Good luck to you and the family Gary!!

        £20.00

      • Select Plant Hire (Laing O'Rourke)

        Select Plant Hire (Laing O'Rourke)

        Dec 24, 2016

        Love and best wishes for a very special little girl from all your friends at Select Plant Hire (Laing O'Rourke) x

        £1,514.00

      • Simon & Julia

        Simon & Julia

        Dec 18, 2016

        Christmas raffle with Simon's Uni friends.

        £150.00

      • Natalie Luckett

        Natalie Luckett

        Dec 16, 2016

        From Sarah Plant

        £50.00

      • Jan Parsons

        Jan Parsons

        Dec 15, 2016

        As part of Enigma's Christmas donation initiative, we donate on behalf of our customer Laing O'Rourke, (Chris Gatheridge) to help Bella's fundraising goals for treatment and after care. Good Luck.

        £100.00

      • Julia's parents.

        Julia's parents.

        Dec 14, 2016

        £50.00

      • Marion Whittle

        Marion Whittle

        Dec 14, 2016

        £20.00

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      Natalie Luckett

      Natalie Luckett

      St Neots, United Kingdom

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