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Just 4 Joey

Please support Just4Children to raise funds for specialist equipment and therapy to help Joey reach his full potential in life.
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Just 4 Joey

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 9-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. Thanks to all of his supporters he is now the proud owner of his Trekinetic all-terrain powered chair which gives him independence in all outdoor spaces.

Joey currently has weekly self-funded private therapy (physiotherapy and hydrotherapy) and physiotherapy through the NHS.

The NHS are very limited on what equipment and therapy they are able to fund. Equipment and private therapy is extremely costly! We would love to raise money through Just4Children to fund ongoing private therapy and equipment for Joey.

Joey has recently trialled a Benoit Systemes Light Drive, a lightweight power add on that would turn his manual wheelchair into an ultralight power chair. The add on would continue to increase his mobility and independence at times when the Trekinetic chair is to big for the environment (indoors, in the class room and around secondary school)

Please 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!

Please help Just4Children 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!

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