Isabella has Spastic Diplegia – a form of Cerebral Palsy. She needs life-changing SDR surgery to be able to walk.
Our daughter, Isabella from Chelmsford, is an identical twin and was born prematurely at 31 weeks gestation. She weighed a tiny 4lb 3oz at birth and spent 35 days in the NICU at Broomfield Hospital.
Over the next year, we noticed that Isabella was missing milestones. There was a drastic difference in her mobility in comparison to her twin sister, Scarlett. When she was 11 months old, she was referred to see a physiotherapist who we see monthly. At 18 months old, she was referred to an Orthopaedic specialist who diagnosed Isabella with Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebral Palsy.
Spastic Diplegia is a chronic neuromuscular condition that causes tightness in the legs resulting in mobility difficulties. For Isabella to walk unaided she needs SDR surgery.
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) is a surgery that has been pioneered by a Doctor in America. Unfortunately, it is unavailable on the NHS. We need to raise in excess of £75,000 for Just4Children in order to achieve Isabella’s Wish.