Just4children are raising monies for Beau who has cerebral palsy. He needs specialist equipment and dedicated therapies to give him the best opportunities for living a happy and independent life as possible.
Beau is a lively 5 year old little boy from St Albans, Hertfordshire. He has 4 limb cerebral palsy, meconium aspiration syndrome and dyskinesia. This has left him unable to walk unaided and non-verbal. It certainly does not define who he is. He is bright and beautiful and to give him the best chance in life, we need to give him access to the best therapies and equipment out there.
Medical science has come so far offering therapies, equipment and specialists that make unimaginable brain development possible, decreasing barriers to fulfilling and flourishing lives. We want to give Beau these opportunities. Sadly, since our already stretched NHS cannot help, we need to access these therapies privately, which is financially challenging.
Beau is a determined soul and has responded well to all the treatments he has been offered. We know there is so much more that can be done to enable him to flourish and consequently live the best life that is possible for him. He so desperately wants to walk and talk and we would so dearly love to give him every available chance of developing these skills.
“Hello, I am Beau from St Albans. I am truly obsessed with cars, but do not worry, I am not asking you to buy me one! However, my dearest wish is to be able to drive one myself one day.”
Beau sadly suffered an extremely traumatic birth which was touch and go but he made his way into the world with the determination that we have come to know him for. This birth led him to sustain his disabilities.
The first few years of his life were painstaking, a journey through a plethora of health complications from needing HFOV and Notric, severe reflux to seizures and epilepsy, constant hospital visits, endless tests and hospital stays and ambulance emergencies. It was heart breaking to see your child undergone such scenarios.
But suffice to say, hallelujah, he made it! He may be non-verbal and need the use of a walker to get around, unable to feed or dress himself, but that does not impair this child’s highly spirited sunny nature. He can not speak, but he is determined to find his own ways of getting himself heard and understood. He is funny, has buckets of personality and bright as a button.
He pushes through his own limitations, beyond what you would think possible under the circumstances. Somehow this little boy faces all that he has had to go through and continues to endure with a smile. He is quite amazing and continues to inspire and surprise us all.
We try every day to be positive, and to hold faith that we can overcome all the challenges that are sent our way. We would love to be able to provide everything that Beau needs and need your help with that. We have had to develop nerves of steel, fight for the rights of Beau and grow unnaturally large arm muscles due to all the unavoidable lifting.
Since Beau’s birth, our life mission and dedication is not only to provide his every day needs but to search and research the world over for possibilities, with faith, for breakthroughs in brain plasticity modalities and ground breaking therapies and equipment.
Please help to provide the best chance in life for Beau and any support that you can give will be gratefully received.
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