Elsie’s Big Stride

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.

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354 donations

Recent donations

"May 10th - A great night had by all. Good job to everyone who took part and thanks to all."
£200.00 from Elizabeth Morris
"Well done Mrs B. Keep running...... Chris, Sarah, Ethan and Noah"
£50.00 from Chris Rocks
£30.00 from Mike Mackay
"Having been witness to you running and me desperately trying to keep up I doubt you need much encouragement! However, here's to an amazing cause!"
£30.00 from Lewis Rowden
"Good luck and well done!"
£30.00 from John Whitehurst
£100.00 from Kevin Craven
"Well done Katy! X"
£10.00 from Claire Aulsford
"Well done Katy, quite a feat! Here’s to Elsie getting the operation!"
£25.00 from Gillian Empringham (Harriet, Paul, Isaac)
£20.00 from The Mulhalls
"Katy Bassett you are mad but I love your drive and determination - who else would do two halfs in a weekend!"
£HIDDEN from Pat Thomas
"strong running Katy well done"
£30.00 from Steven Dobney
"Well done Katy x"
£10.00 from Kerrie Downham
"Go Katy! Go Katy! Love you xxxx"
£20.00 from Melissa Myles
"Hope today’s run is a little snowier than last week. Fabulous effort and you go girl xx Beth"
£100.00 from Richard Wilson
"Good luck!"
£10.00 from Richard Sams
£50.00 from Anonymous
"Good luck! 😊"
£10.00 from James Anderton
"May your stride be as big as your heart. Go Katy. I have seen your inner strength and I know it will get you to the finishing line xx"
£20.00 from karen Middleton
"Good luck🤞& a most worthy cause xx"
£10.00 from Frances Owens
"Go on KB! Keep running girl.. multiple cream eggs post finishing! Xxx"
£20.00 from Gemma Butler
"Best of luck Katy, a great cause. D"
£50.00 from Dominic Bethencourt-Smith
"Sending little Elsie lots of love from the Davis household xxx Good luck and let me know if I can do anything else to help out xx"
£50.00 from Kelly Davis
"I'm so pumped for you! You can and will definitely do this! Go nail it girl, I'm thinking of you all and sending all good vibes to little Elsie. Run with your heart, I'm so proud of you.❤️Xxx"
£20.00 from Tiffany Gibson
""If Carlsberg did 'Safety Moments'..........""
£100.00 from BB swear jar
"Best of luck Katy. Great cause. Wishing You and Elsie all the very best."
£30.00 from David Tanner
"Do you have Vaseline and a waterproof poncho? Very best of luck from the Radford clan xx"
£30.00 from Meredith Radford
"Go Katy, go! I hope you've downloaded plenty of Metallica/ heavy metal to get you through 6+ months of training :)"
£30.00 from Tom Organ
"I could not imagine a more worthwhile cause. Go girl and good luck!"
£150.00 from Mark Mead
"Good luck with the run Katy. And best wishes to beautiful Elsie xx"
£130.00 from Jill Denyer

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.

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