Elsie is a 3 year old from Devon. She has Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy and Just4Children want to help her to stay as mobile as possible and to reach her potential through greater independence.
Our beautiful girl was born 10 weeks prematurely and, after a long hospital stay, our little star came home.
At 11 months old Elsie was diagnosed with Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy. For Elsie this means significantly increased tone in her legs which requires her to have daily physiotherapy, specialist equipment and a range of professionals supporting her.
In October 2017 an NHS Neurosurgeon recommended that Elsie would hugely benefit from a procedure called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR). Without this and the intense rehabilitation package, the prediction is that Elsie will require a number of invasive surgeries over her lifetime and will experience reducing independence. Unfortunately this surgery is not available on the NHS.
Elsie will need to access this life changing surgery, and specialist equipment, further therapy and home adaptions to allow her to reach her full potential.
Our wonderful girl brings a smile to everyone she meets. Her determination is inspiring and we desperately want to give her the opportunity she deserves.
Please help us meet the target to help Elsie meet her full potential.
From Team Elsie, thank you so very much in advance.