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£280raised of £2,500 target by 13 supporters

    Weʼve raised £280 to help raise money for alana treatment and raise awareness of plagiocephaly.

    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 8th November 2017

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    When alana was born, happiness and joy did too. I knew, was in love, couldnt stop looking at her. At around 4-6 weeks, noticed change to the shape of the back of her head, almost flat and her ears not parallel. She preferred to lie with her head turned to the right, movement in her neck seemed limited.

    I mentioned my concerns to my health visitor but firstly was advised not to worry, and encourage more tummy time. Once she is sitting up and moving about it may get better. Alana bacame distressed when laid on her tummy and would basically faceplant the floor, struggling to lift her head. She is happy to sit up!

    I raised more concern to our GP and were then referred to attend an craniofacial clinic, seen by a group of specialists. They explaineed 'moulding', skull condition also known as plagiocephaly. It's common amongst babies, their skulls are soft and due to babies being laid to sleep on their backs it has reduced risk of SID(sudden infant death syndrome) but moulding can occur.

    Alana attends physiotherapy to help maximise movement in her neck but will not change the shape of her head.
    There is a treatment available where alana will need to wear an invasive specially fitted hemlet for 23 hours a day and will attend regular check ups to monitor and examine the progress. As alana is now 9 months old she will need to undergo this treatment sooner than later for this to be mostly effective as she is growing all the time. Unfortunately the helmets are not funded by the NHS. We therfore need to fund this privately at a high cost to ourselves.

    Headstart4babies is a charity supporting families. We would like to do some fundraising for the charity, raise awarness of plagiocephaly and raise funds to pay for Alana's treament. It's been a difficult decision to go forward with the treatment and ask for help with funding to pay for Alana's helmet.

    Thank for reading alana story, if you can help in anyway, big or small it would be muchly appreciated .Thank you kindly.



    • Victoria Thompson1 year ago
      Victoria Thompson

      Victoria Thompson

      1 year ago

      Today us the day Alana has her special helmet fitted. We will keep you posted with the progress of her treatment. Thank you everyone who has help raise funds and supported us, we together as one as made this happen for our little girl. Thank you xxxx

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    • Victoria Thompson1 year ago
      Victoria Thompson

      Victoria Thompson

      1 year ago

      With help from lovely friends, we have organised a raffle and have some great prizes donated from local businesses. The support we have received today has been tremendous. We still have a long way to go, to get alana special helmet.

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    Page last updated on: 9/22/2017 12:21 PM



    • Steven & Sheila Bennett

      Steven & Sheila Bennett

      Sep 22, 2017

      Hope this helps towards your target


    • Stephen Huckerby

      Stephen Huckerby

      Sep 14, 2017

      This donation is from June and Ian Wordsworth


    • Mark


      Sep 11, 2017



    • Stephen Huckerby

      Stephen Huckerby

      Sep 8, 2017

      Love from Chris and Steve good luck with the fund raising hope you get your target soon.


    • Emma Moore

      Emma Moore

      Aug 29, 2017


    • Lucy Archer

      Lucy Archer

      Aug 29, 2017

      Keep going Hun be strong love you xx


    • Victoria  Sharman

      Victoria Sharman

      Aug 22, 2017

      All the best with the fund raising. We hope you reach your target 😙


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