We are hoping to raise £60,000 for Just4Children to allow Oliver to have life changing Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery which is not currently funded by the NHS.
Oliver and his twin brother Thomas from Newport in Gwent were born prematurely in May 2014. Oliver was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia at 18 months old after we realised he was not reaching his milestones.
Oliver is a fun, bright and inquisitive 2 year old who is desperate to join in with his brother’s games but the spastic diplegia is characterised by abnormal high tone in his leg muscles, which affects his muscle control, balance and co-ordination and makes simple things such as sitting and crawling difficult.
Oliver is not yet able to stand or walk independently. It is hoped that SDR surgery will remove or at least reduce the spasticity in his legs and give him a better quality of life. The money raised will pay for the surgery, specialised aftercare, intensive physiotherapy and any equipment he may need.
Our wish is for Oliver to be able to walk holding hands with Thomas, for them to chase each other in the park and ride their bikes together. Please help us give Oliver the chance he deserves.