Milla’s Chance to Dance

Just4Children are raising funds towards private physiotherapy costs to help Milla in her rehabilitation following SDR surgery to improve her mobility, balance and quality of life.

£22550.03
Total raised
90.20%
£25,000.00
Target
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2211 donations

Recent donations

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£16.00 from Greg Collings
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£21.00 from Rachel Thornton
"Well done Rob and all of Team Milla"
£77.00 from Anonymous
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£22.00 from Gareth Puckey
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£HIDDEN from Cassie Jones
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£11.00 from Janine Thomas
"Thanks for the donations Dr Kriss and Bobby!"
£33.00 from Andrew Billingham
"Donated by Tim Davey & Alan Jones @ Quattro Display - thanks guys xx"
£100.00 from 100 Mile Challenge..!!
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£30.00 from Graham Kilvington
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£385.00 from Dave Enoch
"Well done!! Love to Milla x"
£33.00 from Amy Ricco
"Great cause - well done to Mark (Zerto) and the team taking part"
£33.00 from Tony Walsh
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£5.00 from Donna Kelly
"Thank you to Rosie and Pete Mynette for their kind donation!"
£22.00 from Magdalena Mynette
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£22.00 from Claire Willerton
"Thank you to Sandy Bannister and Jacky Hutchinson for their kind donations!!!"
£22.00 from Magdalena Mynette
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£22.00 from Heather Cheatham
"Well done all, amazing achievement 🎉"
£11.00 from Sarah Hetherington
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£6.00 from Sarah Podmore
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£50.00 from Robert Billingham
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£22.00 from Andrew Best
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£5.00 from Andy Partridge
"Such a fantastic effort - well done Amy and ALL of Team Milla!"
£HIDDEN from Diana Caldwell
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£HIDDEN from Josie Hyatt
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£22.00 from Ian Masters
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£22.00 from Louise Venn
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£HIDDEN from Jai Smallwood
"Well done Team Milla!"
£22.00 from Kay Pipe
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£20.00 from Duncan Enoch
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£HIDDEN from Donna Kelly
"Thank you to Agnieszka Karczewska who generously donated this money!"
£22.00 from Magdalena Mynette
"Well done again everyone, brilliant achievement !! John & Pat xx"
£22.00 from John Voyce
"What an amazing achievement, congratulations Bill, Amy and everyone. Lots of love, Mark, Amy and Joshua X"
£22.00 from Amy Taylor
"Thanks to my my Mum, Dad and the rest of the Daly family for their donation! X"
£66.00 from Amy Billingham
"A shout out to Sue Mynette for her donation!!!"
£55.00 from Magdalena Mynette
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£5.00 from Heather Alexander
"Well done everyone 👍 Brilliant!!"
£11.00 from Julie Haller
"Well done graham"
£11.00 from Kathryn Harris
"Well done today everyone! An amazing achievement for an even more amazing family! You all rocked....especially you bro! Xxx"
£HIDDEN from Heidi & George
"Well done all of you."
£20.00 from Jez Meredith
"Well done team, love Nanny & Grandad xx"
£50.00 from Pete & Joan Green
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£11.00 from Verity Plumb
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£21.00 from Paul Partridge
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£22.00 from Jon Mynette
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£20.00 from Debbie Bourne
"All the best Barth, Bill and both Amy’s love Ashley and Cheryl"
£22.00 from Ashley Jones
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£HIDDEN from Marie zarro
"Good luck team Miller. Love Barb Teece xx"
£11.00 from Barbara Teece
"Best of luck all! Dave and Laura x"
£11.00 from Laura Mcburney
"Great cause! Good luck everyone x"
£55.00 from felicity bingham

Just4Children are raising funds towards private physiotherapy costs to help Milla in her rehabilitation following SDR surgery to improve her mobility, balance and quality of life.

Our daughter Milla is aged 4 from Worcester. She was diagnosed with mild bilateral diplegia cerebral palsy at 2 years old, when she started to miss some of her milestones. We do not know the exact cause but believe that a brain injury occurred during the 2nd trimester of Lucy’s pregnancy. Milla functions very well and is an independent walker but has spasticity in her legs which restrict her movement and affect her balance.

Last year we attended an assessment at Bristol Children’s Hospital to see whether Milla would meet the criteria for an operation called SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy). SDR is surgery to the spine whereby the sensory nerves are cut and spasticity is removed. Last year the NHS announced after a 2 year research programme to fund a tight criteria of patients for this surgery and we were very lucky to find out Milla meets this criteria, and have been given the go ahead with a surgery date of 21st March 2019.

The surgery however is only half of the story, as there is also 2 year rehabilitation program to follow. With this surgery you get great results if you put in the hard work of the physio to strengthen the muscles that have been left weak by the removal of spasticity.

So, to this end what we would like to do is try and raise funds for Just4Children to help us pay for private physiotherapy costs for Milla. The NHS are providing some physio therapy but she needs 2-4 sessions a week for at least 2 years, and we will need to fund private physio as well, which leads us to this fundraising page.

We didn’t imagine in our wildest dreams we were going to have this absolutely amazing but unexpected start to our campaign via the #charityninjas who we can’t thank enough. Milla’s Chance to Dance campaign has almost smashed its target within 10 days! Due to this we have amended the target, as any additional funds raised means we will be able to continually support Milla with additional physiotherapy past the two years rehabilitation program plus buy specialist equipment, coaching, boot camps and continual physio sessions which she will benefit from for the rest of her life.

Thank you so much and lots of love.

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