Bid to help twins walk for the first time

A Rothley family are putting out an emotional fund-raising plea in order to raise £100,000 to see their twin boys be able walk for the first time.

William and Arthur Warner, aged three, were diagnosed with Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebral Palsy, shortly after their first birthday.

Spastic Diplegia is a condition that means there has been a complication in the brain, to the nerves, to the muscles in the legs.

The boys’ leg muscles and feet suffer from very high muscle tone, making it very difficult and uncomfortable for them to learn to walk normally like other children.

Mother Gaynor Warner, aged 43, says there is hope.

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) is a surgery that could potentially benefit William and Arthur.

The damaged nerves in the spine causing the spasticity are cut, freeing the legs and feet of the high tone causing stiffness.

After the operation, with the right physio in place, Gaynor says the boys have every chance to stand up independently and possibly take their “very first, long awaited steps”.

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