Weʼve raised £1,065 to Help Jude receive intense physiotherapy and to raise money for Buddy Bear Trust School, Dungannon, NI for children with cerebral palsy.
- Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
- Funded on Wednesday, 4th October 2017
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Jude is 2 and a half years old, he was born at 30 weeks gestation- 10 weeks premature. He spent 10 weeks in the neo natal unit before being allowed home. When the time came we were delighted to get our little baby home after 10 long weeks leaving him every night in hospital. Jude was doing brilliant when he got home, growing, putting on weight, thriving. Then when Jude was 8 months old, at a consultant appointment we heard the words 'cerebral palsy' for the first time. I can just remember asking 'will Jude walk' and the consultant saying, 'I've seen children worse than Jude get on their feet'. We left the hospital that day in tears, not knowing what the future was going to be like for our little man. Shortly after Jude started physiotherapy and started to do things slowly like rolling over, then progressing to commando crawling, to pulling himself up onto his knees, to then being able to four point crawl. All of this was a very slow process and certainly didn't happen over night. He was so determined and worked extremely hard to achieve this. The day after his first birthday we went for an MRI scan- which confirmed what the doctor had told us. Jude had damage to the part of his brain that would coincide with having spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. For those of you who don't know cerebral palsy is a condition which affects muscle control and movement. This is where the part of the brain controlling muscle tone doesn’t work properly, leading to very tight, stiff muscles. Diplegia meaning, the legs are affected. More recently Jude has been pulling himself up at the furniture and taking steps along it. He also got a kaye walker last month and is able to walk short journeys in it.
- 1 year ago
Fiona Barron1 year ago
Thank you to each and everyone that has donated pretty much training 5 days a week now between cycling, running and gym. The amount raised so far is about the 800 mark which is AMAZING so from everyone who has the pleasure of knowing Jude, Mel and Quinton thank you so much xxx
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Sep 20, 2017
Congratulations on completing your challenge!! What a great effort!! 👏🏼
Sep 11, 2017
Well done Fee 👍
Sep 10, 2017
Well done fiona..amazing achievement..x x
Sep 10, 2017
Good luck Fiona, hope the rain holds off!
Sep 9, 2017
Go girl xx
Sep 9, 2017
Sep 8, 2017
Good luck on Sunday Fiona xx
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Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
Fiona is going to be doing the cycle to help raise money for some intense therapy sessions for Jude and to raise money for Buddy Bear Trust School in Dungannon for children with cerebral palsy who run off donations as they are not government funded. Thanks in advance xxx