Just4Children are trying to raise enough money to continue Aoibheann’s ABR therapy that helps ease the constraints of her Cerebral Palsy.
Aoibheann is 9 years old from Newtownabbey in Northern Ireland. She enjoys painting, playing games on her tablet and cuddling up with her cat Jess.
Aoibheann was born prematurely at 28 weeks and due to a brain haemorrhage shortly after birth developed hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy and epilepsy.
Life for Aoibheann is not easy. We have been having ABR with her for the last 5 years and it has made a big difference to the quality of her life. Most notably she no longer experiences pain due to tight muscles. ABR has given her more freedom of movement to live a more interactive life which has in turn improved her confidence. It has also improved the muscular and skeletal structure of body by creating exercise plans tailor made for her. But this is a life long commitment as cerebral palsy is a life long condition. There is much more work to be done.
As ABR is not available on the NHS and costs around £6000 per year and we need all the assistance and support we can get. As it has helped her so much up until now we can not afford to stop.
We are committed to giving Aoibheann the brightest future possible.