Help Asger to Walk

Just4Children are helping a toddler with diplegic cerebral palsy receive long-term physiotherapy to help him walk.

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Just4Children are helping a toddler with diplegic cerebral palsy receive long-term physiotherapy to help him walk. 

Asger is aged 2 from Stroud. He is one of twins, born prematurely at 31 weeks. Sadly, 24 hours after birth both of Asger’s lungs collapsed and he had several procedures including chest drains to help him breathe. He spent the next 6 weeks in a neonatal intensive care, where he was wired up to various lifesaving equipment and fed through a tube. Six weeks after leaving the neonatal unit, Asger stopped breathing and was given mouth to mouth resuscitation by his Dad, before being rushed off to hospital again. He had a lumber puncture and was diagnosed with a very nasty strain of flu.

Sometime during these traumatic events, Asger unfortunately suffered brain damage and over the coming year began to show signs of missing important mobility milestones. At 18 months old he was diagnosed with diplegic cerebral palsy and at 2 years old he cannot walk like other children of his age. He relies on intensive daily physiotherapy and walking equipment, with the aim to get him walking with assistance, and hopefully one day, independently. 

Your donation will help provide Asger with long term physiotherapy and give him the best possible chance to be walking and playing with his twin sister.