Please help fund a potentially life-changing operation that could help Oliver walk. He is a wonderful boy aged 8 who lives in Hove. But unfortunately he can't run outside and play with his friends. He has cerebral palsy and this causes his muscles to be abnormally tight. It makes him uncomfortable and very tired because his body has to work so hard to do every little thing.
Great Ormond Street Hospital has offered him the chance to have a potentially life changing operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) in February. It could make Oliver far more comfortable and help him to walk. But his family need to raise at least £30,000 to pay for the operation and rehabilitation as it is not funded by the NHS. For more details about Oliver please visit: http://www.oliversharman.com
My family know Oliver because my husband Michael works as an individual needs assistant at his school and helps Oliver during the afternoons. Our son is also 8 and attends the same school.
Every child deserves the chance to walk. This operation could make such a difference to Oliver's life. Doing a sponsored walk will also be a personal challenge for me as I am still recovering after breaking my leg and ankle in June. I am not sure how far I can walk but my husband and I are hoping to go from Shoreham Harbour to Rottingdean (and maybe back again) on January 14.
Please help Oliver walk.