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Weʼre raising £400 to help send Eva to America for specialist treatment.

Tunbridge Wells, UK

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I am going to attempt a 2.5km open water swim around Hever Castle lake to help raise money so my best friend can take his eldest daughter, Eva, to the Napa Center in America, for an intensive course of physiotherapy. Eva has got cerebral palsy which affects the muscle tone in her body. She is currently unable to stand or walk independently, which can be extremely frustrating for her. Eva is a bright, bubbly and chatty little girl, but her physical disability prevents her from joining in with her friends and doing all the things that she would like to do. Eva is 3 years old and will therefore be starting school in September next year; so her parents want to give her the best start to school by helping her become as physically independent as possible, and that is where the Napa Center comes in..

The Napa Center in Los Angeles is a world- renowned therapy centre that helps children with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions to achieve their full potential. They have amazing therapists and employ different styles of physiotherapy that are not available in the UK. They have offered Eva a three-week block of intensive treatment which, along with Eva's determined personality, will help her on her road to being able to walk independently. The Napa Center is usually booked up a year in advance so its lucky that they had a spare slot in December. I would greatly appreciate any donations to help towards this life-changing trip. Please feel free to share this link.

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It costs £10000 to send Eva to the NAPA Center so to help raise funds, I will be attempting a 2.5km open water swim at Hever Castle on 22nd September 2018. It may not sound far but it will be the furthest I have ever swam and I will be doing it without a wetsuit. So it's gonna be chilly. All donations welcome, big or small. It’s all for a good cause. Andrew (on behalf of James, Naomi, Lydia and Eva) x

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    • Rob & Kate

      Rob & Kate

      Sep 18, 2018

      As if The Body would ever wear a wetsuit. Pffft. Good luck, tough guy x


    • Natasha


      Sep 17, 2018

      Good luck and hope the water isn’t too chilly!


    • Lindsay Cochrane

      Lindsay Cochrane

      Sep 17, 2018

      Good luck, Andrew!


    • Anonymous


      Sep 8, 2018

      Hi very many thanks for helping Eva, without a wet suite you better not forget the lard!Peter & Margaret Pearson


    • Helen Phillimore

      Helen Phillimore

      Sep 6, 2018

      We are really proud of you in taking on this challenge for such a worthy cause. Hoping to see it all at Hever too. And ultimately we hope this will help Eva.


    • Maddy Dart

      Maddy Dart

      Sep 6, 2018

      Good luck!


    • Sarah, David and Tabitha

      Sarah, David and Tabitha

      Sep 5, 2018

      Good luck Andrew. A very worthy cause.

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