Please support Just4Children to raise funds for specialist equipment and therapy to help Joey reach his full potential in life.
Joey is the most determined 8 year old we have ever met!
Joey made a dramatic entrance into the world on the 9th April 2013. He was born completely unresponsive and was resuscitated for 11 minutes. He went on to spend the first 5 weeks of his little life in special care fighting every day.
Joey had early mri scans which confirmed a diagnosis of dyskinetic cerebral palsy (damage to the area of the brain that controls movement and control) and low muscle tone caused by the period of time he went without oxygen when he was first born.
Since the day he was born Joey has always been a fighter and continues to amaze us all.
Joey is currently in an amazingly supportive mainstream school and has a lovely group of friends. Joey has 1:1 support throughout his school day.
He can walk for short distances using a kaye walker frame and also uses a self propelled wheelchair.
Joey currently has weekly self funded private therapy and therapy through the NHS. Joey participates in horse riding for the disabled (RDA), hippo therapy sessions (use of horse riding therapy to improve coordination, balance and strength), hydrotherapy and a number of mainstream sports that he tries his hardest to get involved with!
The NHS are very limited on what equipment and therapy they are able to fund. Equipment and private therapy is very costly! We would love to raise money for Just4Children to fund ongoing private therapy and equipment for Joey.
Joey has recently trialled a powered all terrain wheelchair by Trekinetic. This wheelchair would be absolutely life changing for Joey who would then be able to independently access the world without boundaries!!! He deserves northing less than the opportunity to move freely and be independent. This chair can cope off road, on snow, on sand and many more challenging surfaces! The chair costs £12,412 and should last him throughout child and adult hood as it can be adapted to accommodate growth. We are asking for donations to make this dream possible and thank you all in advance for supporting this.
Please help us to help our very special little boy who deserves nothing more than the best treatment and equipment for him to be able to reach his maximum potential in life!