Four-year-old to receive vital treatment to walk on her own two feet

The family of a four-year old girl suffering from cerebral palsy are appealing for help in funding vital therapy to allow the little girl to walk independently.

Lenuta Magda and husband Nicolae are hoping to reach a total of £30,000 to fund Alina’s physiotherapy and specialist oxygen therapy to help her lead a more normal life.

At the moment, the plucky youngster has splints on both legs and on her right arm and relies on a walking stick.

The family, who live in Oxford, are hoping that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) will help achieve the best outcome for her future quality of life.

The therapy, which takes up to three hours a session, enhances the body’s natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber.

The family are planning on travelling to Romania to undergo the treatment, costing around €100 a day for 15-20 days.

The therapy is significantly cheaper abroad than it is in the UK, costing up to £300 a day, but it needs to be repeated every four to six months to achieve the best outcome.

When asked how her daughter is coping, Lenuta said: “She’s amazing. She goes to oxygen therapy for three hours and she doesn’t even cry, she gets on with it.”

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