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Weʼre raising £50,000 to give our twins Matthew and Lucy the life changing operation they both need to be able to walk because of cerebral palsey.

Farnborough, UK

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Matthew and Lucy Johnston are twins, the most adorable, loving, happiest twins you'll ever meet. Six months ago our lives were turned upside down after receiving the devastating news that they both have the brain damage condition known as cerebral palsy. Lucy has been diagnosed with dystonia and hemiplegia (affecting her total right side and both her legs) and Matthew with spastic diplegia (affecting both of his legs). Both have developmental delay in gross motor skills and Lucy is non verbal and cannot even sit up. We learnt of the amazing operation that could transform their little lives through consultants, newspaper articles and media coverage and knew we had to get it for them both. SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) is a neurosurgical procedure designed to reduce spasticity (a tightness of the muscles) in the legs and ankles in children with cerebral palsy. This operation will also relieve the pain that Lucy especially suffers with. Previously only done in the USA, this revolutionary operation is now being offered to selective patients in UK based hospitals... but at a price (selective being that the child must pass an assessment to know the operation is suitable). Ranging between £40,000 and £50,000 per operation plus intensive therapy for up to two years after, this amazing opportunity can only be met with your help. We are determined our babies will walk unaided by the time they are 5 years old and lead their life with other children as mainstream as possible and for that we are asking for your help. Thank you in advance from the bottom of our hearts

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  • Nicola Johnston25 days ago
    Nicola Johnston

    Nicola Johnston

    25 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    1/4 OF THE WAY THERE....YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING AND WE ARE TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY BY ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT SO THANK YOU

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  • Nicola Johnston1 month ago
    Nicola Johnston

    Nicola Johnston

    1 month ago

    So our little angels' story has hit THE DAILY MAIL....amazing write up by the lovely Jessica Cripps in today's paper. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6413515/Mother-20-month-old-twins-cerebral-palsy-raising-97-000-surgery.html

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  • Nicola Johnston1 month ago
    Nicola Johnston

    Nicola Johnston

    1 month ago

    Eagle radio have gotten behind the twins and the interview has now been broadcast and the link page put on their website. Thank you so much Eagle Radio, we really appreciate it :-) https://www.eagleradio.co.uk/news/local-news/2739185/help-little-feet-to-walk---farnborough-family-appeal-to-fund-cerebral-palsy-operation/

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Page last updated on: 12/17/2018 8:36 PM

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322

  • Georgie Gegg

    Georgie Gegg

    Dec 17, 2018

    To leigh and her family, We hope this helps towards your final goal.Love georgie and family xxx

    £200.00

  • Alison & Glen Whitlock

    Alison & Glen Whitlock

    Dec 16, 2018

    Wishing you all the love and luck xx

    £40.00

  • Tyla Dougherty

    Tyla Dougherty

    Dec 16, 2018

    From this amazing little boy's cake sale at his swimming lesson class for the twins

    £90.05

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 16, 2018

  • Caroline Geering

    Caroline Geering

    Dec 15, 2018

    £20.00

  • Anita Parry

    Anita Parry

    Dec 14, 2018

    Good luck Matthew and Lucy! Love from Helen and Anita

    £20.00

  • Lorraine

    Lorraine

    Dec 14, 2018

    I have twin boys so know how magical they are. X

    £10.00

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