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Kasia Thompson

Leon's First Steps

Please help us raise £80,000 for Tree of Hope because Leon needs therapy to improve his quality of life

78 %
raised of £80,000 target
by 458 supporters
  • Event: Leon Thompson Appeal, 31 Dec 2018

Tree of Hope

We offer hope to families to transform the lives of sick children

Charity Registration No. 1149254 In Scotland SC042611


"My big brother has Cerebral Palsy and cannot walk."

"Leon was born 10 and a half weeks early (at 29 weeks and 3 days) in County Hospital, Stafford in 2013 and he weighed 2lb 8oz which is very small! He suffered a brain haemorrhage, had 2 holes in his heart and chronic lung disease. He was diagnosed with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and Global Developmental Delay at 15 months old as an MRI scan showed a white matter brain injury called Periventricular Leukomalacia common in premature births (aren't I smart for a baby?!).

Please help my big brother Leon to take his First Steps."

Aniela x

(At 3 months old)


*2018 Update*

We are raising money for equipment, physiotherapy and other therapies following a surgery called SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) which Leon will have at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, in October 2018. The money will also go on specialised speech and language therapy as he is not talking yet and towards adaptations to his home both inside and outside including a sensory garden as his safe space. The brain injury Leon sustained causes stiffness (spasticity) in his legs and is interfering with his ability to move and learn how to walk. Spasticity also causes pain and the shortening of muscles may cause deformities. Permanently cutting some of these fibres reduces the stiffness. This is Leon's best chance at being able to walk, free of pain, with equipment and work on gaining some independence.

Please help us to make that possible?

Kasia and Charlie

Parents of Leon (5) and Aniela (2) 

Follow Leon's Journey here:


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. If you would like to help us with our fundraising, you can contact us through our Facebook page called Leon's Journey or via email

Tree of Hope reserves to use these funds for any purpose stated in the parents charter, including but not limited to, medical treatment, surgery and therapies and related travel expenses, medical and exercise equipment, childcare, home adaptations and the cost of vehicles designed for the disabled.

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