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Footprints for Pollie

Just4Children are fundraising to provide Pollie with therapies and specialist equipment, to enable Pollie to live her best independent life.
£1781
Total raised
11%
£15,000.00
Target
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Footprints for Pollie

Just4Children are fundraising to provide Pollie with therapies and specialist equipment, to enable Pollie to live her best independent life.

Pollie is aged 13 from Doncaster. She was born in 2010, at just 24 weeks, weighing a tiny 1lb 10oz.

She suffered a massive brain bleed at birth, and her outlook was very bleak. We were told that Pollie would probably not talk, eat or walk, and to prepare for the worst.
She had such a turbulent time whilst in NICU, but thankfully she had the strength to improve.

She was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Hydrocephalus, and later with Epilepsy. At 10 months old we decided that we would look further than what the NHS could offer, due to the fact they were so stretched. We then started to look at some wonderful private therapies in the UK and the rest of the world. These came with a huge price tag, so we started to fundraise for Just4Children to be enable Pollie to access these therapies.

Over these last 13 years, Pollie can eat (probably a bit too much at times!), she can talk (she always tries to make everyone laugh and loves to ask people for cuddles), can walk with a specialised walking frame, and can ride an adapted trike.

In the next few months, Pollie will be having major surgery to her foot, leg and knee, which will really set her progress back. Pollie’s orthopaedic consultant has said that she will need intensive therapies to get her back to where she is now and beyond. However, the NHS cannot offer this.

We are now fundraising for Just4Children so that Pollie can continue to have therapies such as intensive physiotherapy, OT, Hydrotherapy, oxygen therapy and movement therapy. All of these we believe will help Pollie to be the best she can be in her life.

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