Just4Children wants to raise funds for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery, to help make Ellice’s Wish to Walk come true.
Ellice is 5 and from Deal, Kent. Ellice was born seven weeks early weighing 3lb 9oz. She spent a little time in N.I.C.U before coming home. When Ellice was 22 months she was not meeting her movement markers. Ellice was diagnosed with Diplegic Cerebral Palsy.
Diplegic CP causes the messages from the brain, through the spinal cord, to the muscles to be abnormal. This causes spasticity. Ellice is unable to walk without assistance. She currently uses a walking frame or wheelchair, when tired.
SDR is surgery which can help Ellice by reducing the spasticity, improve walking patterns, range of motion and mobility, whilst making it easier to perform self-care i.e. getting dressed.
She is a very happy and independent little girl who puts a smile on anyone’s face when they meet her.
By helping Ellice reach her target, you will help Ellice to “have legs like her friends” and “be able to climb better” as Ellice puts it.
Thank you for supporting Ellice’s Wish to Walk.