£6,998raised of £10,000 target by 216 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to help twins Lennon and Layla Coady. On behalf of 'LittleLegsCoady' a group set up by the family and friends of the twins.

South Benfleet, United Kingdom
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On 12th July 2014 Lennon and Layla arrived at just 28weeks gestation, weighing 2.10lb and 3lb. Both were admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where they remained until they were strong enough to be moved into the Special Care Baby Unit, some five weeks later. Lennon spent a total of seven weeks in hospital with Layla staying for ten weeks due to her experiencing more severe breathing and feeding difficulties.

During their time in the NICU both Lennon and Layla were subject to regular body scans to check that their tiny organs were developing correctly. It was as a result of this that we were advised quite early on that ultrasound scans for both Lennon and Layla had shown that they had developed bleeds to their brains.
Layla has been diagnosed with global development delay and a recent MRI scan has confirmed that Layla has PVL (damage to the brains white matter). Layla's consultant has stated that he suspects that she has mild cerebral palsy primarily affecting the left side of her body- although this is yet to be officially diagnosed.
Layla is currently able to sit, crawl and pull to stand but is unable to walk or stand independently. It is unknown at this stage if Layla will be able to walk. It is also unknown at this stage how Layla's development in other areas will go. Layla has recently been seen by the Neurodisability team at Great Ormond Street Hospital who have advised increased therapies to allow Layla the opportunity to achieve her maximum potential in all areas.
Lennon's consultant has stated that he has cerebral palsy affecting his lower limbs - spastic diplegia.
He is a good candidate for the SDR
Operation which is not funded by the NHS. This would enable him to walk independently. The cost of this operation is in the region of £30,000 plus the aftercare and physiotherapy costing again another £30,000.
This crowdfunding is to contribute to any treatments and equipment both babies need.
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    • Leonard Libitz

      Leonard Libitz

      Dec 8, 2016

      From the USA. Former Police Officer and Twin! Will retweet and post on Facebook! God Bless!



      Dec 7, 2016

      Very best wishes to Lennon, Layla and family. Hope you reach target very soon. Have a Happy Christmas! Love from Matt. Xx


    • Dean Harrison

      Dean Harrison

      Dec 7, 2016

      All the very best from a PC at ZD. I am also a father to a 24 weeker who to suffered brain bleeds. I do know what you are going through and how hard it is but stay strong and you will all get there x


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