Just4Children is raising money for Alice to have potentially life-changing SDR surgery and other therapies and equipment that are not available on the NHS.
Alice is aged 3 from Norwich. She was born 11 weeks premature, one of twins. At 9 months old Alice was diagnosed with a form of Cerebral Palsy that affects her whole body. This means that her brain is not able to effectively control her muscles, which become very stiff. She won’t be able to walk, has difficulty using her arms and hands, and is not able to speak. Alice is, however, very bright, and full of personality.
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) is a specialist spinal surgery, not available on the NHS, that may reduce pain, improve sleep, enable Alice to sit independently, improve her ability to use her hands and help her to speak. It could make the difference between her attending mainstream school or not. It will also reduce the number of other surgeries she will need.
Any funds raised will be used for SDR or other therapies that are not offered by the NHS, for example Bobath and Vojta therapies, hydrotherapy, or hippotherapy; or used towards essential home adaptations and equipment.