Spasms from Cerebral Palsy are stopping Kitty (8) from Cheltenham from walking. An operation is available (not funded by the NHS) that will take away spasticity and help Kitty with her wish to walk.
Take a good look at Kitty.
Kitty has a dream that when she is older she will be a midwife (like her Mum used to be), a ballerina and a clown! She knows that she needs to be able to walk to fulfil her dreams. At the moment Kitty uses a K Walker to get around safely. She can take a couple of wobbly steps, but falls easily.
Luckily Selective Dorsal Rhisotomy (SDR) surgery that eradicates spasticity, by cutting nerves in the spine, is available. Followed by 2-3 years of intensive physiotherapy amazing things are possible for Kitty.
Her family has been saving to enable Kitty to have the surgery and follow up care, but know the longer the wait damage to her joints and muscles will prevent her from having the operation. More likely she will be in a wheelchair permanently as she gets older. So they are hoping to raise enough money for Just4Children to make the SDR happen by holding fundraising several events.
Since Kitty has had her operation is has become apparent that Kitty needs a home space that enables her to exercise regularly to ensure that she can maximise the benefits from having surgery – and so monies will be needed for this too.
How soon will Cotswold Kitty Walk the Way?