Just4Children want to raise funds for Lewis aged 2 from Colchester in Essex to help him walk independently.
Lewis had a difficult start in life. Not only was he born 10 weeks prematurely but also had an operation a week later because of a twisted bowel. At five months we were told he had Cerebral Palsy.
Playing with his big brother, he wants to do all of the fun things that every child has in store for them as they grow up but he can’t do this because he is unable to walk. Despite this he is the most kind, funny and determined little boy.
There is no cure for Cerebral Palsy, but there are treatments and operations that can drastically improve his life! He has been told by Great Ormond Street that he is a good candidate for a life changing operation called SDR. It involves identifying and cutting the dorsal nerves in the spine responsible for sending faulty messages to the lower part of his body. This will remove the tightness in his legs.
The operation, physiotherapy and specialised equipment are not covered by the NHS. We need to raise £60,000 for Just4Children to help our superhero with his dream of walking to become a reality.