Fundraising boost for Lyra

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Fundraising boost towards Hednesford girl’s treatment

A building company has given away £1,000 to boost a fundraising drive to take a Hednesford youngster to Slovakia for much-needed treatment.

Lyra Davis, aged two, has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and global development delay; conditions which require a lot of care, physiotherapy and speech therapy.

Her parents, Mark Davis and Jane Heggie, launched the Lyra Can appeal to raise £17,000 to take their daughter abroad for Oxygen Therapy, together with intensive therapy in the UK and extra physiotherapy at home.

Mr Davis said: “Lyra is our beautiful, happy, determined daughter, but she is between a year and 15 months behind other children. She has recently started crawling and pulling herself up on the furniture, but cannot talk yet and struggles with chewing.

“She suffers from involuntary muscle spasms, her body becomes rigid and she can’t move, often getting stuck in one position. We do daily physio, speech therapy and Lyra has to use sitting and standing frames as well as going swimming weekly so that she achieves as much as possible in life.”

The Lyra Can appeal, supported by the Just4Children charity, applied to Persimmon Homes West Midlands for support through its Community Champions scheme.

The builder chose the appeal to be one of two groups picked every month to receive a match-funding donation.

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