To raise funds for Kayla’s post SDR physio, therapy and any equipment she will need.
Kayla is aged 8 from Northampton. She was born prematurely at 30 weeks and was on the special baby unit for 7 weeks.
At 9 weeks Kayla had a cold and was struggling to take her bottle so we took her to the Out of Hours Doctor who assured us that it was all upper airway noise and her chest was clear. Sadly, this was not the case and she ended up being rushed to A & E where she had no oxygen to her brain for 3 minutes. In the time it took Kayla to be hooked up to the ventilator, unfortunately this resulted in brain damage which led to cerebral palsy.
Now 8 years old Kayla is still unable to walk without the use of her walking frame. Having cerebral palsy causes her body to be very stiff and she has to have painful stretches daily.
Kayla has been accepted for a life-changing operation called SDR which will relieve her of the spasticity that is crippling her body. The possibilities of SDR mean we, as parents, can fulfil her wishes to be able to walk, play and dance like other children.
With all of this she still lights up the room, always has a smile from the moment she wakes up. Kayla has an infectious personality and is loved by all that she meets.