Rosie is a 4 year old from Plumstead in London. She has Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy and Just4Children want to help her fulfil her dream to walk independently.
Rosie was born prematurely at 31 weeks. She was the miracle baby who formed from an empty sack ‘false pregnancy’ after two months gestation appearing on the ultrasound screen for the first time.
At the age of 1 she was sadly diagnosed with PVL – spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. This means that Rosie finds simple things like balancing, walking or sitting straight difficult due to the high spasticity in her lower limbs.
One of the long term options for Rosie is to have the Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR surgery) which is a major operation, and involves cutting of the damaged nerves in the lower spine. The surgery isn’t available on the NHS so we need to raise £100,000 to help Just4Children fund the operation and the intense rehabilitation process.
Rosie is a big fan of Peter Rabbit and often opts to be called ‘cotton tail’. She desperately wants to run, jump, climb, sit straight and dance with her friends. Rosie has an amazing personality, very intelligent and sassy. She is also wonderfully thoughtful and caring and has the most determined attitude.
The SDR will be life changing for Rosie. She will be able to achieve so much once she has the surgery.
Thank you for your support.