BBC News interviews Amelia Craig
Amelia’s parents are campaigning for a life changing operation not funded by the NHS and could really use your help. Amelia is three and a half and was born 10 weeks prematurely with a brain injury called spastic diaplegia cerebral palsy, this is an exceptionally painful life long condition which means that her muscles are involuntarily fully contracted at all times and you have the power to directly help change her life for the better.
Amelia is in need of a life altering operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR). This will enable her to walk, run and jump with her friends. Right now she has to sit and watch from the side whilst they play.
Great Ormond Street Hospital have approved Amelia for a life changing operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR). They are going to permanently cut about 75% of the nerves to her limbs and she is going to have to learn to walk all over again. It’s going to take at least two years of intensive rehabilitation physiotherapy to achieve this. The operation and ongoing physiotherapy are not covered by the NHS. It costs about £85,000 and the operation is scheduled within the next couple of months, so please help to make this happen by donating here