Annabelle’s Journey

Just4Children are raising money to build on and increase Annabelle’s strength, balance and mobility which will help a determined and curious little girl play and explore the world more easily.

£15995.08
Total raised
16 %
£100,000.00
Target
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105 donations

Recent donations

"Dear Simon, Rochelle and Annabelle. My dear school friend Beverley Womack kindly donated $20. She emigrated to New York in her teens. Bev works with children with special needs in a school."
£17.00 from Vicki Gordon
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£22.00 from Ethan Cleary
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£10.00 from Visitor at DVLCC
"Well done Simon."
£22.00 from Elaine Charles
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£24.00 from Ali Boyle and crew
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£11.00 from Victoria Allen
"Good luck for tomorrow xx"
£22.00 from Liz Carter
"Good luck with the run tomorrow xx"
£22.00 from Liz Carter
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£55.00 from Richard Semadeni
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£33.00 from Charlotte Carter
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£HIDDEN from Nicol Harlow
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£33.00 from Vicki Gordon
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£50.00 from Sally Smith
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£11.00 from Yvonne Corbett
"Good luck"
£21.00 from Andrea Manville
"Good luck mate"
£10.00 from Mark Burkill
"Proud of you x"
£55.00 from Tracey Jarju
"Good Luck Hope the day goes well"
£HIDDEN from Lennox O'Garro
"Go Simon Go! Good luck darling on your Brighton Marathon run for Just4Children for your beautiful daughter Annabelle 😀❤️☘🍀💗xxx"
£HIDDEN from Anonymous
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£20.00 from Iain Walker
"Good luck"
£22.00 from Anonymous
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£HIDDEN from Anonymous
"Good luck Simon with all best wishes from Rohan Solicitors"
£600.00 from Rupert Rohan
"From Linda Lamount"
£6.00 from Rochelle Carter
"Smash it Simon! X"
£21.00 from Paul Carter
"Will be on standby with Oxygen tank xxxxxx"
£31.50 from Lorraine
"All the very best for the run !!!!! Knowing your commitment you will break the 4 hour mark !"
£52.50 from Chris Coleman

Just4Children are raising money to build on and increase Annabelle’s strength, balance and mobility which will help a determined and curious little girl play and explore the world more easily like other children.

Annabelle is a three year old little girl from West Sussex who has Cerebral Palsy in all four of her limbs as a result of complications around the time of her birth. 

We are working on increasing Annabelle’s strength and are applying to see if she is a candidate for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, a surgery which is now becoming more commonly performed on those who have four limb Cerebral Palsy. The self funded surgery would involve cutting the sensory nerve fibres which are sending incorrect signals to her brain. If Annabelle is a candidate, the surgery would enable her greater independence later in life as it would remove the spasticity and tightness from Annabelle’s muscles which is something we already battle with everyday and it will get worse as she grows. 

Since we began our fundraising campaign in December 2018 we have added fortnightly private physiotherapy and fortnightly aquatic therapy to Annabelle’s already busy therapy schedule (daily home therapy, twice weekly conductive education sessions, once weekly music therapy and fortnightly NHS physiotherapy).  We have also started a 6 month targeted training course with The Movement Centre focusing on strengthening Annabelle’s core which would not have been possible without the help of this campaign and Annabelle’s supporters.  

Annabelle has a two week intensive therapy course at The Footsteps Centre in January 2020 and is hoping to be offered a place at the local RDA to start riding early in 2020 also. Further intensive therapy courses will be booked throughout 2020.

All of the therapies collectively are helping and will continue to help increase Annabelle’s strength with the ultimate goal of greater mobility and independence.

The journey Annabelle is on is a life journey. Therapy and treatment is expensive but our little girl deserves to sit unaided, deserves to stand and deserves to walk. We are hoping with your support that one day she will get to do all of those things! 

To follow Annabelle’s Journey please visit:

https://m.facebook.com/annabellejasmincarter

https://www.instagram.com/capturing_annabelles_journey

Thank you for your support.

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