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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 quadriplegia (all four limbs are affected) 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 Johnston21 days ago
    Nicola Johnston

    Nicola Johnston

    21 days ago

    The twins amazing God Father .. James Turner - sponsor of Luke Humphries who has just made it through to the last 8 in the world darts championships 2019, did this for them last night and the support has been overwhelming.... tune into tonight at 7pm to Sky Sports to see Luke take on Michael Smith for a place in the semi final.....The twins are right behind you Luke, GOOD LUCK xxxx

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  • Nicola Johnston23 days ago
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    Nicola Johnston

    23 days ago

    So 2018 is nearly over and we are almost half way to our total needed of £50,000. You guys have been amazing and the support and words of encouragement have been overwhelming. No one gets asked for these difficulties with their children but God works in mysterious ways and we as parents have been chosen to support these precious children in their journey. We are doing the best we can and our best is reflected in all of you amazing people who relentlessly support us as a family so thank you. We hope you all had a great Christmas x

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  • Chris & Becky Warrior

    Chris & Becky Warrior

    Jan 17, 2019

    Wishing you both good luck xxChris and Becky


  • Ellie Morgan

    Ellie Morgan

    Jan 17, 2019

    Best of luck xx


  • Anonymous


    Jan 17, 2019


  • Debbie Jordan

    Debbie Jordan

    Jan 17, 2019

    Good luck for your twins x


  • Caroline Taylor

    Caroline Taylor

    Jan 16, 2019

    Hi, good luck! Hope you make it to your target. Louisa Allnut requested donations to your page to support her on her half marathon!


  • Katie French @ Travel Counsellors

    Katie French @ Travel Counsellors

    Jan 15, 2019

    A great cause, my very best wishes to the twins getting this operation. A donation in support of Jasons skydive!


  • Dav


    Jan 14, 2019

    Best of luck with the campaign.


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