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Weʼre raising £2,175 to Fix Wilf's Flat (head)

Leamington Spa, UK
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Thank you for taking the time to visit our Just Giving page which we are using to help raise £2175 for a helmet for our 12-month old son Wilf.

We were made aware of the issues with Wilf’s head shape at his 6 week check up where he was promptly referred to a paediatrician and then onto a craniofacial specialist. Wilf has a severe case of a condition called Brachycephaly which is often referred to as ‘Flat Head Syndrome.’ Babies who are born with a Brachycephaly head can sometimes have it corrected with repositioning therapy and tools such as a special mattress and pillows but unfortunately these did not work for Wilf. The back of Wilf’s head has remained very flat which can make his head appear very wide and coned.

After much research we have found that often here in the UK the advice is that the condition will most likely resolve itself, however this hasn’t happened in Wilf’s case. Currently the NHS no longer funds treatment for Flat Head Syndrome as it isn’t considered a life threatening condition. Many other countries such as the US and Canada recognise this as a medical issue and studies have revealed amazing results.

We have just had Wilf assessed for a helmet and he has measured as a ‘severe’ case so immediate treatment is needed. Wilf will need to wear his helmet for up to a year. We are trying to raise £2175 for Wilf’s helmet so any donation you feel you can make will be gratefully received and will help us ‘Fix Wilf’s Flat!’

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  • Natalie Hitchcox & Khy Ridley17 days ago
    Natalie Hitchcox & Khy Ridley

    Natalie Hitchcox & Khy Ridley

    17 days ago

    Thank you once again we really can’t express how we feel as a family. This treatment is what we feel is best for our beautiful Wilfy and it means so much that you wonderful and generous people helped make it happen for us and him. We will keep you up to date with Wilf’s journey #fixwilfsflat Xx If anyone would still like to donate we will leave the page open as additional funds will go to MacGregor Ward (children’s ward) at Warwick Hospital as they have always been so amazing and caring to both of our children.

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  • Natalie Hitchcox & Khy Ridley17 days ago
    Natalie Hitchcox & Khy Ridley

    Natalie Hitchcox & Khy Ridley

    17 days ago

    Khy and I, along with our families are completely overwhelmed that Wilf’s helmet fund has not only reached its target but has surpassed it. Thank you to everyone who took the time and financial sacrifice by donating. We never expected to raise even a fraction of the amount and we are very touched by the support and love for Wilf. We have been making our way through the list to personally thank everyone we can identify but there are some anonymous donations too who we’d love to thank.

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Page last updated on: 8/8/2018 4:03 PM

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97

  • Sheila Hartley

    Sheila Hartley

    Aug 8, 2018

    Sorry this has taken so long. Hope it helps xx

    £10.00

  • Ronnie

    Ronnie

    Aug 3, 2018

    A loving family who deserves the best for little Wilf 💙💙xx

    £30.00

  • Sian cooper

    Sian cooper

    Aug 2, 2018

    Gorgeous boy!! Will rock the helmet look. Lots of love to you all xxx

    £30.00

  • Roxarna hitchcox

    Roxarna hitchcox

    Aug 2, 2018

    £10.00

  • Jono Martin

    Jono Martin

    Aug 2, 2018

    All the best Wilf!!!

    £20.00

  • Giordy

    Giordy

    Aug 2, 2018

    Sorry it’s late; was waiting for pay day hahaha! Lots of love to you all 💜

    £20.00

  • Tara

    Tara

    Aug 2, 2018

    For wilf Love to you all 💕💕

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