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£17,298
raised of £20,000 target by 160 supporters

    Weʼve raised £17,298 to get Leonard and Raphael the first 2 years of specialised treatments for cerebral palsy

    Stevenage, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 1st June 2019

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    Story

    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 Chialva3 years ago
      Thomas&Petra Chialva

      Thomas&Petra Chialva

      3 years ago

      Hello everyone !! This is the fourth time we are in Slovakia for treatment and once more the progress is astonishing! I have a knot in my throat as i post this. In the last few months we had our doubts but those two little fighter have given us strenght again. It will be a longer road that initially intended(10 sessions instead of 5) but it looks like Raphael could walk in 6 months with hard work and Leonard in 12 months. On the picture they are just holding Raph hand just in case he falls but he walks up on his own and stabilising Leo's hips.

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    • Thomas&Petra Chialva3 years ago
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      Thomas&Petra Chialva

      3 years ago

      Third session finished today. Once more the physio worked really well. Raphael is now really stable while standing up and he does let go of whatever he was holding on to stand up, he also makes new sounds and tries to speak a lot more. Leonard did make big progress with his sitting alone and kneeling, he does manage to get up more. Cannot wait for next session !!!

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    • Thomas&Petra Chialva3 years ago
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      Thomas&Petra Chialva

      3 years 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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    4 years ago

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    Supporters

    160

    • Jagdeep Toor

      Jagdeep Toor

      May 28, 2019

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 24, 2019

    • Jon and Aly Hoar

      Jon and Aly Hoar

      May 2, 2019

      So pleased to see the progress your little boys are making, well done to all of you.

      £20.00

    • Diana Greenfingers

      Diana Greenfingers

      Mar 19, 2019

      Dear Petra and Thomas,I feel heartbroken but also hopeful when I see the struggle and the progress of your little boys. Keep it up, Leo and Raph! Looking forward to seeing you running one day! 💟

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 18, 2019

      Good luck in your long and hard journey. I hope and Wish your boys will finally walk themeselves.

    • Ver Von

      Ver Von

      Mar 18, 2019

      👬❤🖒🖒🖒šikulkové, hodně sil a trpělivosti všem!!!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 18, 2019

      £10.00

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