Abbey was born three months premature on the 10th February 2007, weighing only 3lb 6oz.
We began to realise early on that Abbey was not doing those things that other children of her age do. Abbey’s legs were very stiff and she couldn’t bounce or sit unaided. After regular checks at the hospital Abbey was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (Diplegia). We were told at that time that she may never walk, crawl or even talk.
Since then Abbey has amazed everybody, she whizzes around on her walking frame and trust us, she can talk for England! Abbey's a bright and cheeky five year old who loves life but she's growing rapidly and has lots of aches and pains. Abbey has to wear splints on her feet which can be very uncomfortable and has daily physiotherapy.
There is new hope on the horizon... A new operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR). This means less aches and pains for Abbey and after intense physiotherapy she will be able to walk, flat footed and unaided, for the first time in her life! This operation will change Abbey’s life forever.
The expensive operation and treatment is currently unavailable on NHS and so families have to raise £35,000 to access this life changing procedure. We are doing all we can to raise this and if you can help us, however small or large the donation, to help give Abbey her wish to walk.
Please help us in any way you can to raise money, every penny counts and maybe you could run a fundraising events to help give a beautiful little girl the gift of walking.