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£4,648raised of £25,000 target by 121 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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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

    3 days ago

    Tamsin Watson

    Thank you everyone who has shared and donated we have made it to 16%. Please don't just like and comment. Please share to. #helpingharvey

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  • Tamsin Watson

    Tamsin Watson

    5 days ago

    Tamsin Watson

    Please can everyone keep sharing as much as possible as we need to keep this out there. We are doing an Auction in the new year so if anyone knows of any companies that would be able to donate anything for Auction please share this with them. #helpingharvey Keep sharing please

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  • Tamsin Watson

    Tamsin Watson

    12 days ago

    Tamsin Watson

    I want to thank you all so much for the fantastic support that we have received from you all for our first week of Fundraising. We have raised a fantastic 12% of the total that we need to raise. We have a coffee morning on Saturday the 3rd of December between 1 and 3 at Lanner village Hall. There will some toys and books for sale, a tombola and guess the weight of the sweet jar aswell as some lovely cakes. All money raised is going to Help Harvey a step closer to a life changing operation. #helpingharvey

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  • Gemma Hellings

    Gemma Hellings

    Dec 9, 2016

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 9, 2016

    Good luck!

  • Megan Collins

    Megan Collins

    Dec 7, 2016

    Best of luck in your efforts with the fund raising. With love from us all. X

    £20.00

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