To fund intensive early intervention for Sacha, to help him overcome a rare genetic disorder.
Sacha is aged one from Brighton. He has a rare genetic disorder called 2q37 deletion syndrome. This means he is likely to grow up with cognitive disabilities and physical difficulties.
DNA need not always be destiny. If one intervenes in the right way — and early enough in a child’s development — it is possible to substantially improve prospects. This is because there are lots of environmental factors that affect the way our genetic predispositions actually play out, and because the brain is at its most plastic in the early years.
Though the services of the cash-strapped NHS are invaluable, what is available to Sacha is too little and too infrequent to make a real difference. We are thus fundraising for Just4Children to cover early interventions on both physical and cognitive levels, in the hope that action now will help minimise some of the more disabling effects of Sacha’s condition.
For more information on Sacha, 2q37, and how funds will be spent, please visit here