Just4Children need funds to support Isla Rose following her SDR surgery. She needs therapies, treatments and specialist equipment to help her lead the life she deserves.
Isla-Rose is aged 7 from Lowton in Wigan.
Our beautiful little girl Isla was born with an infection called CMV (cytomegalovirus) that has left her with brain damage and developmental delay, causing cerebral palsy.
Isla cannot walk, mainly uses Makaton and finds it difficult to communicate with family and friends. Our brave girl has overcome many things since birth such as losing her sight and hearing. The past 5 years have consisted of physiotherapy, appointments, brain scans, treatment, heartache and a lot of set backs!
She has medication 4 times a day to help with the stiffness in her muscles that she has been on for around 3 years.
The NHS have been absolutely amazing with Isla’s progress and have supported us since birth, but there just isn’t enough funding for what the physios and consultants are telling us Isla needs in order for her to walk.
So, we have made the choice to go private to give Isla the best chance of getting on her feet. She has splints for her legs to support her ankles when standing as she can’t weight bare and needs full support, and wears a Lycra suit to support her spine.
Isla endures long days at hospital for Botox injections in her legs which will help reduce spasticity in her muscles. However, this is only temporary and lasts around 8-12 weeks a time.
Isla has now had the SDR operation but now comes intense physiotherapy and rehab to help Isla recover and give her the best chance of walking and being comfortable on her feet.
We are asking for your support of Just4Children to help Isla get her wish and get on her feet.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story.
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