You may remember my taking part in the Great South
Run to raise money for Willow. Well, now I want to raise a lot more money, and to do that, well, I've got to raise that stakes.
Which is why, at 11am on the 2nd of April I will set off on a 24 hour wheelchair push. That's not a joke. 24 straight hours. You work hard for your money, and I wouldn't ask you to donate it to this cause if I wasn't prepared to work hard to earn it.
Willow has Cerebral Palsy, Hydrocephalus with a Shunt, is registered
Blind, has severe Reflux, Curvature of the spine and is globally delayed. She will always require specialist equipment and treatment not funded by the NHS.
Willow was born 10 weeks prematurely, she was effectively dead when she was born and required advanced resuscitation. She was put on life support and suffered a massive brain haemorrhage the following day. As a result Willow went on to develop fluid on the brain and had to undergo 9 operations on her brain, she remained in hospital for the first 7 months of her life.
Willow is a very happy little girl with a great sense of humour. She is
unable to communicate a great deal and can not walk. As a result Willow requires a lot of expensive equipment and specialist treatments to allow her to reach her full potential as much independence as possible and to have the best quality of life. We are also raising money for Stem Cell Treatment to help improve and repair damaged cells and to better enhance her vision, mobility and general well being.
You can read more about Willow at http://www.willowsvisionappeal.com/index.html