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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Help Fund Ongoing Therapy and Equipment for Joey

Northampton, UK

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Meet Joey the most determined 5 year old I have ever met!
Joey made a dramatic entrance into the world on the 9th April 2013. He was born completely unresponsive and was resuscitated for 11 minutes. He went on to spend the first 5 weeks of his little life in special care fighting every day. Joey had early mri scan's which confirmed a diagnosis of dyskinetic cerebral palsy (damage to the area of the brain that controls movement and control) and low muscle tonecaused by the period of time he went without oxygen when he was first born.
Since the day he was born Joey has always been a fighter and continues to amaze us all with his progress and determination.
Joey is currently in an amazingly supportive mainstream school and has a lovely group of friends. Joey has 1:1 support throughout his school day.
He can walk for short periods using a kaye walking frame and has the ability to use a self propelled wheelchair. Joey requires special supportive seating both at home and in school as well as adapted equipment for feeding etc.
Joey currently has weekly self funded private therapy and termly physiotherapy through the NHS. Joey participates in horse riding for the disabled (RDA) and hippo therapy (use of horse riding therapy to improve coordination, balance and strength) which he absolutely loves!
The NHS are very limited on what equipment they are able to fund. Equipment and private therapy is very costly! We would love to raise money for ongoing private therapy and equipment for Joey.
We are currently raising money to fund a new wheelchair for Joey. Up until recently Joey has been transported for longer distances in a double buggy. He has now outgrown the pushchair and has a tried a number of different wheelchairs and we have found one that suits him perfectly.
Please help us to help our very special little boy who deserves nothing more than the best treatment and equipment for him to be able to reach his maximum potential in life!

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  • Leighanne Spinelli4 months ago
    Leighanne Spinelli

    Leighanne Spinelli

    4 months ago

    His face! 😍 ♥ 😍

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  • Leighanne Spinelli4 months ago
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    Leighanne Spinelli

    4 months ago

    We are very excited to share with you all a photo of Joey in his new kaye walker! He is so much more supported in it and walks with confidence! We've had a little hiccup as the airline damaged it after only having it a few days before our holiday! So angry but it's currently being fixed!... Thank you all so much for your support we've already been able to increase the amount of therapy days he has weekly! ♥

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  • Leighanne Spinelli5 months ago
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    Leighanne Spinelli

    5 months ago

    We are so excited to announce that we have had an anonymous donation which means that we can now go ahead and order a new kaye walker for Joey 🎉 thank you so much for everyone that has helped make this possible! It brings tears to my eyes to see how many people are out there supporting Joey! We are truly grateful! Please continue to share as we will continue to fundraise for therapy sessions and equipment. The money we have raised so far means we can increase the amount of therapy Joey receives. Thank thank thank you all! Xxxxx

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Page last updated on: 7/9/2018 4:40 PM

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28

  • Yvonne

    Yvonne

    Jul 9, 2018

    £30.00

  • Shelley Bartlett

    Shelley Bartlett

    Jul 6, 2018

    Lots of love

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 13, 2018

    Happy to contribute towards a little boys fund - he always has the smiliest of faces in all your photographs xx

  • Claire Daw

    Claire Daw

    Mar 10, 2018

    Go get ‘em Joey! Lots of love Tristan - oh and Mummy and Daddy too!! Xxx

    £20.00

  • dick carter

    dick carter

    Mar 10, 2018

    £30.00

  • Alison Pelling

    Alison Pelling

    Mar 10, 2018

    Heard so much about Joey and his love of life. Good luck in reaching the target. X

    £30.00

  • Edward Tate

    Edward Tate

    Mar 10, 2018

    Good luck Joey! Keep smashing it son!

    £50.00

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