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£6,086raised of £25,000 target by 180 supporters

Weʼre raising £25,000 to Help Harvey Watson walk independently with the Life Changing SDR operation

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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If you would like to get in touch wih us for anymore information please email me on tamsin.watson1983@gmail.com

Harvey was born premature at 28 weeks and because of that he had a bleed on the brain which resulted in hydrocephalus and he had to have a shunt fitted when he was just 3 months old. When he was 2 he was diagnosed with having Cerebral Palsy. He has learning and mobility difficulties and suffers with a lots of cramping pain and spasms in his legs. He has been getting stronger in his legs and he is able to get around with a walker and tripod stick for short periods, but it is a huge effort and he is battling his own body weight and as he gets bigger and heavier he may not be able to keep doing this. Can you imagine his heart break if all his childhood efforts go to waste and his body becomes to heavy. He has been offered an operation at Bristol Children's Hospital which is called SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) which will take away the pain in his legs and ultimately make it so he will be able to stand and walk independently.

The operation will be carried out at Bristol children hospital but they are no longer funding it on the NHS so we are looking to raise the money for the operation, the intense physiotherapy which he will need after the operation and for any equiptment that might be needed to help with his progress.

He will require 2 weeks in hospital after the operation and then he will be allowed home but he will require 6 to 12 months intense physio for the operation to be worth while which we need to fund.

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  • Tamsin Watson

    Tamsin Watson

    a month ago

    Tamsin Watson

    Thank you all. So much for your continued support. We have a Charity Auction and Raffle to raise money for Harvey on the 24th of February at Camborne Rugby club at 7:30. We have over 70 lovely prizes up for grabs with entertainment by Mike Kevern of Mk Entertainment and Stand up comedian Gareth Thomas as the Auctioneer it will be a great night. So come along and bring friends. Click the link to see our full list of prizes https://www.facebook.com/events/139976243161294/?ti=cl

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  • Tamsin Watson

    Tamsin Watson

    2 months ago

    Tamsin Watson

    Merry Christmas everyone thank you all so much for your support, donations and sharing of my page. With all your help we have now made it to 20% of our target. We would never have made it this far without you all. #helpingharvey

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  • Tamsin Watson

    Tamsin Watson

    2 months ago

    Tamsin Watson

    We have made it to 17% of our target. Thanks for all generosity. Please keep sharing and donating if possible. Please also could you share to any companies that you think might be able to donate any prizes for Auction.

    Tagged:

    • Steven Watson
    • Lisa Barrett
    • Rebecca Brown
    • Sandra Watson
    • Shirley Burleigh
    • Teresa O'Shea Marshall
    • Paul Burleigh

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3 months ago

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  • Faye Fryer

    Faye Fryer

    Feb 14, 2017

    Hope you manage to get to your target for Harvey! XxxX

    £50.00

  • C GLADSTONE

    C GLADSTONE

    Feb 14, 2017

    Wishing you a quick recovery.

    £10.00

  • vaunda richards

    vaunda richards

    Feb 13, 2017

    To purchase raffle tickets for the auction/raffle night on 24/2/17, good luck & hope all goes well xx

    £10.00

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