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£1,520raised of £2,500 target by 25 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,520 to Fund physiotherapy for Alys

    Cheddar, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

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    Story

    Alys is nearly five years old and has Cerebral Palsy caused by a condition known as periventricular leukomalacia. This affects the white matter of the brain which is responsible for transmitting messages from the nerve cells in the brain to the various parts of the body. In Alys' case this affects her ability to control and use her legs (diplegia) and to a lesser extent it affects her left arm. Because of ths Alys cannot walk, stand, crawl or do many of the other things one might expect a child of her age to do. Alys currently moves herself around by rolling on the floor. She is a happy little girl who takes everything in her stride and is a bright little girl despite everything. Alys' condition generally responds well to physiotherapy and other similar interventions but unfortunately this has been lacking due apparently to funding and staff cuts in the local childrens services. It has in fact been a year since the physiotherapist responsible for Alys has visited her at home and several months since they last visited Alys at school. Even before then the visits were at best sporadic and lacking any overall approach to her needs. As a consequence Alys has failed to make the progress that might have been expected and as each day passes it will get harder and harder to get Alys on her feet. We ourselves have funded private physiotherapy in the past as we had become frustrated by the failure to provide Alys with the help she so desperately needs. Unfortunately privately funded physiotherapy sessions for children with Alys' condition are not cheap and we are no longer financially in a position to keep funding them on our own. What is at stake here is a little girls ability to perhaps one day walk and lead an independent life, a future that is being jeopardised through no fault of her own. We are desperate to provide Alys with everything necessary to give her the best chance of achieving what most of us take for granted and this is why we have finally decided that we cannot do this on our own anymore and have created this fundraising page and trust in the generosity of others to help us get Alys on her feet. We have a brilliant physiotherapist who is prepared to take Alys on and who has worked with her before and any funds raised will be used to provide Alys with the physiotherapy she so desperately needs. Thank you for taking the time to read Alys' story and if you can contribute in any way you will be helping to provide Alys with a better, brighter, and hopefully independent future.

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    • Sarah Birch3 months ago
      Sarah Birch

      Sarah Birch

      3 months ago

      Alys has now started her private physio sessions and she is making good progress.Physio has shown us other ways of moving Alys that doesn't involve hoisting and makes Alys work and get stronger. Without all your kind donations this would not have been possible. Thankyou again. We are continuing to share Alys page, so please keep sharing.

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    • Sarah Birch4 months ago
      Sarah Birch

      Sarah Birch

      4 months ago

      Great news we have Alys physio sessions booked starting in September, thankyou to everyone who has helped us to achieve this. This page is still running until October if anyone still wants to donate and please keep sharing. Thankyou again your all amazing.

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    • Sarah Birch6 months ago
      Sarah Birch

      Sarah Birch

      6 months ago
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    6 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 9/23/2018 10:15 AM

    Supporters

    25

    • Johanna Aston

      Johanna Aston

      Jul 24, 2018

      Just something small to help. Lots of love xxx

      £5.00

    • Jessica  Andrews

      Jessica Andrews

      Jun 30, 2018

      So pleased how well this is doing❤️

      £5.00

    • Maggie Cross

      Maggie Cross

      Jun 30, 2018

      loads of love nanny and grandad cross

      £45.00

    • Sue Neal

      Sue Neal

      Jun 30, 2018

      Beautiful girl 💖

      £20.00

    • Maggie Cross

      Maggie Cross

      Jun 30, 2018

      Almost there our lovely Grandaughter

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 29, 2018

      Go go Alys - lets get you dancing!

      £1,000.00

    • Nadine Scott

      Nadine Scott

      Jun 29, 2018

      Goodluck Sarah hope you raise the money that Alys needs Xxxx

      £50.00

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    Sarah Birch

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