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£2,620raised of £2,000 target by 135 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to Steps for Steps We will walk/run/jog 1000 miles in order to raise sponsorship for private therapy for Alex and support for both twins

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Alex has spasticity in his legs, he also has equinovarus deformity in his feet. Basically - his legs are tight and sore and his feet are bent. It was decided that he needed surgery to help this if he ever stands a chance of walking with a frame or independently. This operation was due to be repeated as Alex grew.

The operation happened. There were many complications. Alex had a difficult intubation and has a complicated airway, chronic issues with his lungs meant that he developed a tension pneumothorax (he blew a hole in his lung), he then had to have major surgery to repair his lung.Whilst in Intensive Care at Birmingham Children's Hospital the Orthopaedic surgeons were able to operate on Alex's feet but the complications came again: Alex suffered an anaphylactic reaction in surgery and soon after developed a heart complaint. He has also been on steroid replacement therapy during his admission. Alex was in Intensive Care for 25 days and in hospital in total for 31 days.

Needless to say, Alex's feet operation will not be repeated. It is imperative that we do everything we can to help Alex. The NHS Physiotherapists are great but they have large case loads.

Let's get Alex the very best treatment to give him the very best chance with the only shot we have. He deserves it.

Any extra funds will be used as the twins grow to help provide equipment and therapies as they are required for both Alex and Dylan

Thank you for all of your support

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  • Team Steps for Steps!4 months ago
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    4 months ago

    We have started! Team Step for Steps is on the move. We have about 900 miles to go..... we will get there! And Alex’s mom has been in negotiating with Physiotherapists to get Alex the attention he needs. Thank you everyone for your support so far!

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  • Team Steps for Steps!5 months ago
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    Team Steps for Steps!

    5 months ago

    Thank you all so much! I am truly overwhelmed at the support shown. As we have done so well you may have noticed that I've put on the page that we will use any extra funds to pay for equipment and therapies as both boys grow. Private physiotherapy is expensive so I envisage all of the money donated so far to be used for Alex as was the initial plan!

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    5 months ago
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5 months ago

Team Steps for Steps! started crowdfunding

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Page last updated on: 4/11/2018 11:00 AM

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135

  • Lynsey Lacey

    Lynsey Lacey

    Apr 11, 2018

    Well done guys! Love to all xxx

    £50.00

  • Daniel Young

    Daniel Young

    Mar 26, 2018

    Well done everyone! From Liz and Dan x

    £30.00

  • Gerry  Lynskey

    Gerry Lynskey

    Mar 23, 2018

    Good luck with raising the funds needed.

    £20.00

  • Sally Beswick

    Sally Beswick

    Mar 23, 2018

    Well done on your Malvern challenge Kim. I hope Alex gets the physio he needs.

    £50.00

  • Ian Harker

    Ian Harker

    Mar 20, 2018

    Missed everyone at the start , but completed the end to end great day.

    £20.00

  • Rita x

    Rita x

    Mar 20, 2018

    Well done last weekend!

    £20.00

  • Shay Goane

    Shay Goane

    Mar 19, 2018

    Well done guys!

    £15.00

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Team Steps for Steps!

Team Steps for Steps!

Charlotte Bull, Chris Bull, Ellie Taylor, Michelle Taylor, Sarah Mirza, Ros Tucker, Julie Brown, Vicki Greig, Laura Nelson Rob Ayre, Jayne Clarke, Claire Brush Joanna Evans, Claire Hirons Emma Forsythe Emma Williams Vikki Pearce Scott Pearce Jude Davenport

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