Dance for Archie
Archie is from Kippen near Stirling and suffers from an undiagnosed rare neurological disorder that has left him with 90% brain damage. He has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, epilepsy, cortical vision impairment and global development delay.
In November 2014 we came across a therapy called ABR which stands for Advanced Biochemical Rehabilitation. We began the training in November and the changes we have seen in Archie are incredible. ABR is a gentle, home based, hands on treatment, performed by parents that does not use drugs, surgery, Botox or forceful techniques. It is a unique rehabilitation approach for children and young adults with cerebral palsy that brings predictable recovery of the muscular/ skeletal structure and motor functions.
Kevan and I are trained every 3 months and we do the therapy at home with Archie. Unfortunately ABR is not covered by the government, and we have been so grateful thus far with the continued support of family, friends and the community to help us continue.
Despite Archie’s severe condition he is a cheeky happy wee boy who loves lots of cuddles and has really developed such a character.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us continue Archie’s intense therapy that can give him a chance at being pain free and happier.