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 two 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.
If we are able to increase Annabelle’s strength, we can apply 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 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.
The only way to increase Annabelle’s strength, balance and mobility is to do regular therapy as well as intensive therapy as unfortunately the daily home therapy, the twice weekly conductive education sessions, the once weekly music therapy and the occasional NHS physiotherapy sessions are not enough!
We are starting private physiotherapy and aquatic therapy shortly and are also looking into a programme with the Movement Centre for next year, an intensive week with Bobath Centre, hippotherapy and various other therapies and treatments which collectively will help Annabelle’s strength and the ultimate goal of greater mobility and independence.
Our little girl deserves to sit unaided, deserves to stand unaided and deserves to walk. We are hoping with your support that one day she will get to do all of those things!
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Thank you for your support.