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Please help us raise £35,000 for Tree of Hope to help Sophie Thomlinson receive a selective dorsal rhizotomy operation and help fund post operative physiotherapy and equipment

Hello,

My name is Sophie and I am 2 years old. I was born premature at 33 weeks and weighed just 3lbs 8oz and I spent most of the first year of my life in hospital.

In July 2013 my mummy and daddy were told that I had a condition called spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy that means I can’t stand, walk or run like my friends do.

I have to do special excersises and use a standing frame for 1 hour every day which helps my muscles and joints to get stronger.

My doctor has said there is an operation I can have when I am 4 called a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) which would help me walk but it may not be available on the NHS so my family and friends are helping me by trying to raise enough money for me to have the operation and change my life forever!

I will also need lots of physiotherapy after the operation and special equipment to help me.

Sophie, aged 2

Should we exceed the target amount (or if we do not raise enough funds, or if they cannot be used for any other reason) the funds raised will go to the general funds of Tree of Hope to assist other sick children.

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Updates 4

Given the added expense having the treatment in the USA incur we have decided to increase the target to £75,000 On behalf of Sophie thank you to everyone who has supported us so far, and thanks in advance to everyone who donates going forward. The Thomlinson family xxx

16/05/14 12:04

Whilst we respect the decision and have full confidence in Mr Goodden and his team we have decided to approach Dr Parks in St Louis, Missouri for a second opinion as it is his team who pioneered this treatment. Limited to 300 chars per post so another update will follow...

16/05/14 12:00

Hi all, We were at Leeds hospital on Monday 12th May to see the neurosurgery team to assess Sophie's current suitability for SDR. We were asked to come back in 12 months time which was bitterly disappointing as you can imagine. Another update will follow shortly...

16/05/14 11:50

Due to the overwhelming response and after much deliberation we have decided to increase the target to help fund post op needs such as physiotherapy and equipment not funded by the NHS The kind words and donations have brought tears to our eyes Thank you all so much x

21/03/14 12:34

Raising money for

Tree of Hope

Tree of Hope

Charity Registration No. 1149254 In Scotland SC042611

Tree of Hope offers hope to the families of sick children in the UK who need specialist medical surgery, treatment, therapy and equipment in order to free them from suffering, giving a better quality to their young lives. England & Wales 1043092 Scotland SCO4261 http://www.treeofhope.org.uk

Raising money for

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Charity Registration No. 1149254 In Scotland SC042611

Donations 2047

Donation by Anonymous on 27/08/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Our prayers are with you

Donation by Anonymous on 26/08/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Wishing Sophie successful therapy

Donation by David G on 23/08/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 21/08/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Wishing you well

Donation by Anonymous on 21/08/15

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 19/08/15

£30.00

God bless Sophie. Hope you reach your target sweetheart. Xxx

Donation by Susan Wright on 19/08/15

£20.00

I think all children deserve to play and live

Donation by Keih Archer on 19/08/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

God bless you Sophie,you are such a brave little girl

Donation by Ron Williams on 18/08/15

£20.00

Donation by shirley lowne on 17/08/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck for the future little lady,xx.

Donation by Sid and Jak on 15/08/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 14/08/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 13/08/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Hope the operation went well on Tues - wishing you a speedy recovery and all the luck in the world :)

Donation by Teresa McCarthy on 13/08/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

What a brave little girl. Good luck to you all.

Donation by Heather on 13/08/15

£20.00

You deserve this treatment. Hope it all goes well and you're walking unaided very soon.

Donation by AJW on 12/08/15

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

ALL THE LUCK IN THE WORLD , SOPHIE, SO SORRY, THAT YOU COULD NOT THIS TREATMENT FOR NHS. I HOPE THAT LÈEDS TRUST ARE HANGING THEIR HEADS IN SHAME!!!

Donation by Anonymous on 12/08/15

Donation by Anonymous on 12/08/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Sophie xxx

Donation by AHJH on 12/08/15

£10.00

God bless you and heal you

Donation by Anonymous on 11/08/15

We will be praying that you will be running around very soon Sophie x

Donation by Anonymous on 11/08/15

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 11/08/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 10/08/15

Just a little help

Donation by Josephine Martin on 10/08/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

every little helps - all the best

Donation by Anonymous on 10/08/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£62,202.34
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£12.00
  • Total raised£62,214.34
  • Gift Aid£12,847.13

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