Daisy’s Dream

Please help Just4Children to continue to raise money to fund equipment and rehab for Daisy to enable her to reach her full potential.

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Please help Just4Children to continue to raise money to fund equipment and rehab for Daisy to enable her to reach her full potential.

Daisy has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and had self-funded, life changing, SDR surgery in May 2021. Thank you to everybody who helped us raise the funds for this and for helping us raise funds over the years for essential equipment and physiotherapy/rehabilitation.

Daisy is now 11 years old and lives in King’s Lynn in Norfolk. She was born 12 weeks early and has quadriplegic cerebral palsy. You may have seen her on The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds, on Channel 4 in 2016. In 2018 Daisy was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer in her adrenal gland and underwent a 10 hour operation to remove the tumour and has thankfully been in remission ever since.

Daisy is a beautiful, kind, intelligent little girl who really struggles with movement. Since having her SDR Surgery at Alderhey Children’s Hospital, Daisy has been working tirelessly in the gym, 5 days per week with a strengthening and conditioning coach to maximise the effects of the surgery. She still has a long way to go but things are getting easier and she is getting stronger. Daisy is also now pain free in her lower body.

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery is a procedure that treats muscle spasticity caused by abnormal communication among the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. It corrects muscle spasticity by cutting the nerve rootlets in the spinal cord that are sending abnormal signals to the muscles. The surgery helps reduce spasticity and can Improve the range of motion and functional mobility.

Daisy is so determined and driven, we owe it to her to continue to help her improve muscle function and strength. Since the surgery, she is standing better, can sit unaided for longer, is sleeping better without waking every couple of hours and is able to concentrate for longer at school due to not being so fatigued or in so much pain. Daisy knows that she has a long rehabilitation journey ahead of her and is so grateful for any help she receives. She will continue to grow and need new equipment and aids to help her live the fulfilled, independent life she deserves so we will keep fundraising for her to help her achieve this.

Thank you for reading Daisy’s story and for your kind donation.