Daisy has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and has been assessed to have life changing SDR surgery. Thank you to everybody who has helped us raise £20,000 in the last five years to fund equipment and therapy so far – without this she wouldn’t even be in a position to benefit from SDR. We need to raise a further £30,000, so total £50,000 to fund the operation and rehab to give her the chance to have a pain free life and help her to physically reach her full potential.
Daisy is not able to sleep through the night because of pain and stiffness in her legs and having SDR will finally mean she will be able to sleep all night long, pain free, whilst having a positive impact of her concentration and energy levels during the day.
Daisy is now 9 years old and lives in King’s Lynn in Norfolk. She was born 12 weeks early and has quadriplegic cerebral palsy. You may have seen her on The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds, on Channel 4 in 2016. In 2018 Daisy was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer in her adrenal gland and underwent a 10 hour operation to remove the tumour and has thankfully been in remission ever since.
Daisy is a beautiful, kind, intelligent little girl who really struggles with movement. She is unable to sit, stand, crawl or walk unaided and we are hoping with SDR Surgery at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, we can help Daisy reach her full potential and make her future a brighter, more independent one.
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery is a procedure that treats muscle spasticity caused by abnormal communication among the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. It corrects muscle spasticity by cutting the nerve rootlets in the spinal cord that are sending abnormal signals to the muscles. The surgery helps reduce spasticity and can Improve the range of motion and functional mobility.
Daisy is so determined and driven, we owe it to her to try to help her improve muscle function and strength.
Thank you for reading Daisy’s story and for your kind donation.