Just4Children need your support to provide Sherwin with the opportunity of SDR surgery, followed by intensive physiotherapy to develop the functional skills for him to lead an independent life.
Sherwin is a 14 year old boy from Bristol who suffers from quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. He loves fast cars, computer games, travelling, exploring new places, just like many normal teenagers would. But he needs a lot of help with most of everyday tasks which is so frustrating for him.
From early age Sherwin had to work really hard on overcoming his physical limitations.
In June 2018 he had SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy), the surgery that massively reduced spasticity in his legs. They are now much looser. It means that Sherwin can now make progress in his functional abilities necessary to lead an independent life.
With increased functional skills and better mobility comes the ability to do and see things that otherwise he would not be able to do or see. It means that Sherwin will be able to control his own life and live in his own home when he grows up.
SDR was only a start of a long and difficult journey towards a better future for Sherwin. It needs to be followed up by 4-5 years of intensive physiotherapy, otherwise there would be no point in having this surgery at all.
So, we need to keep fundraising to pay for physiotherapy and necessary equipment. A 1 year worth of intensive physiotherapy input is £12,000 and this is a very modest estimate. Intensive physiotherapy is not funded by the NHS.
Please support Sherwin. He works so hard and is very determined and motivated to build a better, independent future for himself.