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Closed 26/10/2016

raised of £25,000 target by 63 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,973 to Enhance the quality of life for Bailey Smith who has Cerebral Palsy.

    Easingwold, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 26th October 2016

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    Bailey Suffers from Cerebral Palsy and has a lower limb spasticity.

    He is a football mad 7 year old that wishes to run and play like any other child of his age.

    He is cheeky and mischievous with a zest for life that is infectious to all those that come in contact with him.

    His dream of being able to play for a football team is the driving force behind his family trying to raise the 25K to put him through an operation to enhance his quality of life.

    Bailey requires an operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR)

    Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a surgical procedure that can help children with severe muscle spasticity in their legs to improve their walking.

    It's usually only recommended if scans have shown damage to the brain's white matter (periventricular leukomalacia) and other treatments for muscle stiffness have failed.

    Bailey has already had botox injections and medication to relax his muscles and whilst initially they were positive their affects are now minimum.

    The operation involves cutting some of the nerves in the lower spinal column, which can help relieve leg stiffness.

    However, extensive physiotherapy lasting several months is needed after the operation, as Bailey will have to "relearn" how to control his leg muscles.

    Like any other Grandparent or Family member the feeling of uselessness of not being able to solve the issue with hugs kisses or running it under the tap leaves us feeling empty. The only way we can solve this is by raising the money and providing and doing all we can to help our Grandson have a better quality of life.



    • Paul Smith5 years ago
      Paul Smith

      Paul Smith

      5 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you so much to everyone who raised, donated and helped out in raising Money for Bailey. We've raised a great starting amount and have a plan in place to raise more!! Once again thanks.

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    • Paul Smith6 years ago
      Paul Smith

      Paul Smith

      6 years ago

      Many thanks to all that have donated so far it means so much to get the support from family and friends even more so from the anonymous donations wow. We are busy doing fund raising activities and Baileys Mum has worked so hard and her energy is infectious!!! We have raised over 17% of the target in such a short time so the hard work starts now with more challenges and events in the pipeline. Once again thank you all it means so much.

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    • Paul Smith6 years ago
      Paul Smith

      Paul Smith

      6 years ago

      Many thanks to Courtney, Jodie and Sonia. Bren and Ian and the anonymous donations. Also to Katie, Garry this means do much, thank you. Becca, Tash, cuz Amy, Bren, Ian you would not believe how much we appreciate this! Maxine, Sonia Waybe and Hayley thank you so much!!!!

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    • Paul Smith6 years ago
      Paul Smith

      Paul Smith

      6 years ago

      Many thanks to all the anonymous donations and to Sonia, Wayne, Hayley and Adam. This means so much thank you.

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    6 years ago

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    • Ally Frankland

      Ally Frankland

      Oct 26, 2016


    • Ally Frankland

      Ally Frankland

      Oct 17, 2016

      Hope this helps a little, all the best for the future Bailey. You're a star. Xxx Ally Frankland


    • Liz Watts

      Liz Watts

      Oct 11, 2016

      Wanted to do this for some time, now I am back in work I can. Good luck with all your fundraising activities.


    • Ant and Lis

      Ant and Lis

      Oct 4, 2016

      Donated by Friends of Ally


    • Janet and Micky. xxxx

      Janet and Micky. xxxx

      Sep 21, 2016

      good luck with the york marathon Ally Frankland.


    • Gary Duncanson

      Gary Duncanson

      Sep 11, 2016

      Good luck Paul and Bailey. Really hope you raise the cash and have some fun along the way!!From the Wembley to Paris cycle team: Gaz, Castle, Daz, Danny and Big Jonny


    • Anonymous


      Sep 10, 2016

      All the best for Bailey!


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    Easingwold, United Kingdom

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