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Erin Norah’s CP Journey

Just4Children are fundraising to access therapy and specialist equipment to enable Erin to have a fulfilling and independent life.
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Erin Norah’s CP Journey

Just4Children are fundraising to access therapy and specialist equipment to enable Erin to have a fulfilling and independent life.

Erin is aged 3 from Saltney on the Cheshire and Flint border. At birth Erin was born not breathing; not until a month later did we realised this was due to the placenta being infected and a haemorrhage from behind the placenta. At birth she was diagnosed with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE).

In June of 2022 Erin was also officially diagnosed with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy and hypermobilty syndrome. This diagnosis changed all of our lives and left us wondering what the future holds for us as a family.

We have been navigating through this together with the love and support of family and friends.

To enable Erin to have the bright and fulfilling future we hope for her requires intense physiotherapy. This therapy enables the brain to rewire and create new pathways so Erin can learn to walk, talk, feed herself and have some semblance of independence. Studies have shown that Neuroplasticity is crucial in the first five years of a person’s life.

As much as we have been working hard as a family with our amazing NHS team, moving forward the therapy that Erin is going to need is expensive. We have enquired about hippotherapy, DMI, Galileo therapy and much more.

Erin is currently undergoing private strength and conditioning which is also helping her take independent steps. In addition, we have also just had an initial consultation with a speech and language therapist who thinks Erin will benefit from weekly sessions in order for her to progress. Erin often gets frustrated that she can’t communicate her wants and needs. So, this is going to really benefit us as a family.

We would be eternally grateful for any contribution you could make towards Just4Children to give our beautiful daughter the best head start in life.

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