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Weʼre raising £20,000 to get Leonard and Raphael the first 2 years of specialised treatments for cerebral palsy

Stevenage, UK

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Leonard and Raphael were born 14 weeks premature and have been fighting against the odds to get where they are today.They were 1 kg at birth and had hearts problem, chronic lung disease and necrosis of the bowls.

They have pulled through all of this and some more but unfortunately they have now been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
If we do nothing they might never walk.

We are already doing 2 different physiotherapy method for their development but we need to get them into a specialized center for the cerebral palsy.
The specialize treatment is costing us £4000 a go and we need at least 4 sessions a year for 2 years.

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  • Thomas&Petra Chialva1 month ago
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    Thomas&Petra Chialva

    1 month ago

    Second time around and they are making huge progress mentally this time. The therapists were impressed by the improvement they did while at home and improved some more really quickly already with this second session of treatment. Raphael does stand up and is really expressive while Leonard is struggling to stand up but is starting to talk instead.

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  • Thomas&Petra Chialva4 months ago
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    Thomas&Petra Chialva

    4 months ago

    GREAT NEWS !! The treatment is working miracles. Babies dont care about horizontal movement but vertical now !! They started kneeling soon after the first session and they are mastering the balance now. we keep finding them kneeling all the time We are so pleased and want to thank you all once more for the help you gave us.

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  • Thomas&Petra Chialva5 months ago
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    Thomas&Petra Chialva

    5 months ago

    Hello everyone ! I picked up the kids from Slovakia after the first session of treatment was over. WHAT A CHANGE ! Mentally they are awaken it is such a big difference in 3 weeks only. And physically there has been small promising steps given us hope they could walk. Fingers cross and hard intensive work ahead. This was definitly the right thing to do !Next session in October. Thanks to all again for your support

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Page last updated on: 11/5/2018 1:08 PM



  • Fabien Daziano

    Fabien Daziano

    Nov 5, 2018


  • Anonymous


    Sep 12, 2018


  • Mark Lemon

    Mark Lemon

    Aug 28, 2018

    Best of luck with everything guys! xxx


  • Christine Ngo

    Christine Ngo

    Aug 22, 2018

    All the best guys x


  • patricia neep

    patricia neep

    Aug 5, 2018

  • Jennifer Henelle

    Jennifer Henelle

    Aug 1, 2018

    Je suis de tout coeur avec vous. Personne ne mérite cela et ces petits bouts méritent d'avancer le plus loin possible. Je vous souhaite avec l'aide de tout le monde le plus grand bonheur. Jennifer


  • Elisabeth Le Gal

    Elisabeth Le Gal

    Jul 31, 2018

    Je pense bien à toi , à ta chère et tendre et à tes deux petits boutsBon courageMaman de Jennifer


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