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The DCF's Help Get Tom New Legs.

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Thomas is from Bournemouth and has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. He was born 12 weeks premature, weighing a tiny 2lb 10 oz, Thomas is 5 and attends Victoria School.

He can only sit up for a short time unaided, pulls himself across the floor and cannot stand or walk. We are currently trying to raise funds for him so that he can have an SDR operation to enable him to have more movement in his legs and less pain, as he has agonising muscle spasms. Normally this operation will in time enable him to walk. This operation was funded in a trial, Tom was accepted at Bristol but the funding sadly ended before he could have the operation. His family and friends managed to raise the £2000 for his assessment which was carried out on the 15th of July 2016. 

Thomas has a younger brother and an older sister whom he gets very frustrated with as they do things that he cannot do. He says phrases such as "stop walking! I can't do it" 

He is already aware of his disability and limitations but in spite of his disability Thomas is a very intelligent, charismatic and loving little boy. To be able to walk and play without pain and enjoy his life with his siblings would be truly life changing for him. 

His operation will cost £21,000 plus £15,000 for pre op physio and 2 years of post op physiotherapy



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