Theo from Deal in Kent was born into the world 9 weeks early in 2011. He spent a while in intensive care where he needed around the clock specialist care.
We noticed around 8 months old Theo was not meeting his mile stones and had a squint. Theo then went on to have an MRI and various other tests. At the age of 3 Theo was diagnosed with cerebral palsy which affects his legs, arm, balance and vision. Through out this Theo has been amazing, a true inspiration and his determination has amazed us.
Theo has just had an assessment at Great Ormond Street Hospital for selective dorsal rhisotomy which will be a life changing operation for Theo. Luckily enough he has been accepted and meets all requirements for the surgery to go ahead. This is life changing spinal surgery to reduce the spasticity or tightness in Theo’s legs, which will allow him to live the independent life he deserves.
Unfortunately the NHS are unable to fund Theo’s surgery or rehabilitation (which is just as important as the operation itself), so we have no option other than to fund this privately.
After the operation Theo will require intense physiotherapy on a daily basis for a minimum of 12 months along with the purchase of specialised equipment. Other therapy would include horse riding, hydrotherapy, swimming, specialized post SDR physio, orthotic appointments and suitable footwear, to allow Theo to reach his full potential.
Please help us to raise these funds and change Theo’s life for the better and future to make him the independent young boy we know he wants to be. To be able to see our gorgeous little boy play independently with his friends and his little sister would be the most amazing thing in the world for us as parents.