Just4Children need your help to raise £21,000 for Harrison to have an operation called SDR.

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Just4Children need your help to raise £40,000 for Harrison to have an operation called SDR and the post-op therapies.

Harrison is aged 4 from Ellesmere Port. He had a difficult start to his life. He was born at 23 weeks gestation and we spent 7 months in hospital. Harrison endured 3 operations, one of which was to save his life.

During Harrison’s operation, Harrison lost oxygen to his brain and we very nearly lost him. This resulted in Harrison suffering from brain damage. He now has cerebral palsy and cortical visual impairment.

Harrison is a little fighter. He is a very happy bright loving little boy and has defied all the odds at every turn.

He works so hard to learn to walk. He has physio in school while we take him horse riding and swimming. He also attends Stick N Step, a centre to help him learn to stretch and use his arms and legs.

Harrison’s cerebral palsy affects his left arm and both legs. He is very stiff and has to have medication at night to help soften his muscles because he is in pain. The operation will help ease his pain and help him walk for longer periods.

As part of Harrison’s continuing journey, he will be required to attend intensive pre-operative and post-operative physiotherapy with qualified and experienced health care professionals.
The pre-operative sessions will assist Harrison to build up as much muscular strength as possible in preparation for the actual operation itself. Whereas the post-operative sessions will aim to get him to his full potential in respects of using new muscles and moving in a way that previously he has not yet been able to achieve.
Not only will these sessions of physiotherapy compliment the physical element of the SDR operation, it will help to encourage Harrison to feel more confident on his own feet.

Thank you for taking to the time to read Harrison’s story.