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Weʼre raising £5,000 to help fund a place at a cerebral palsy assessment & treatment centre, as well specialist equipment to support Max's mobility needs

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Thanks for taking the time to visit our fundraising page. We are raising money in aid of Max to help with his ongoing physiotherapy and equipment needs.

Max and Alice are twins and were born 6 weeks prematurely. Max had a really difficult start to life; soon after birth Max was at the point of acute renal failure, following a suspected sepsis infection but thankfully he survived. Sadly, he has been left with permanent damage to his brain. Following an MRI scan we were told some of the white matter in his brain (which acts as a messenger for body movements) has been damaged and he more than likely will have restricted movements, difficulties with coordination and balance, and a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Being faced with life-changing complications was incredibly traumatic for us as a family. We still don't know what lays ahead and whether Max will eventually be able to walk but we want to give him the best possible chance we can.

Max already has tight muscles in his arms and legs resulting in some uncoordinated movements and stiffness and is delayed with his motor milestones. Physiotherapy is therefore extremely important for Max's development and early intervention is absolutely key to helping Max towards gaining full head control and in turn, the ability to sit, then stand and hopefully walk.

Difficulties aside, Max is a beautiful boy and melts our hearts with his infectious smile and is now babbling alongside Alice - he makes us proud everyday! He loves nothing more than being with his sisters and giggling and joining in. He is very determined and hopefully with the love and support from our friends and family he will be able to lead a fully independent life. We will try our upmost as parents to give Max the best possible chance and with a little help from our friends we WILL succeed. Thank you for reading Max's story.

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  • Catherine Francis

    Catherine Francis

    3 months ago

    Catherine Francis

    We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your generous donations over the last week. We have been truly blown away by the response we've had and are thrilled to be able to take Max for an initial assessment to Brainwave in the next few weeks! We hope to continue our fundraising efforts for the forseeable future. Thanks for all your support so far - Cath, Paul, Neve, Max & Alice xxx #GetMaxMoving

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  • Vicky Salt

    Vicky Salt

    Dec 9, 2016


  • Jen Gallagher

    Jen Gallagher

    Dec 8, 2016

    Hi Cath. You might not remember me but I was your trainee back in sunny Scunthorpe! You just popped out of nowhere on my FB. Good luck to Max! Xxx


  • J Francis

    J Francis

    Dec 1, 2016


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Catherine Francis

Catherine Francis

Scarborough, United Kingdom

Hi I'm Cath and busy mum to Neve, 4, and 15 month old twins Max and Alice. Max has cerebral palsy and so we are hoping to raise funds to help buy specialist equipment and to support Max's phyiso needs. We hope to organise some future fundraising events - watch this space!

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