Kane’s SDR Journey

Just4Children are raising funds for life changing SDR surgery for Kane to improve his comfort, mobility and quality of life.

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Just4Children are raising funds for life changing SDR surgery for Kane to improve his comfort, mobility and quality of life.

Kane is our beautiful, fun, loving 3 year old boy from Rathnew, Co. Wicklow. He is the best big brother to Killian aged 1.

Kane was born prematurely at just 28 weeks! This was the scariest, saddest time of our lives but our little warrior fought his way through NICU and finally came home to us after 8 long weeks. Unfortunately, as he grew it became apparent he had progressing Cerebral Palsy and he was eventually diagnosed with spastic quad CP meaning he has stiff, tight muscles in all 4 limbs and he is unable to control his movement.

Kane’s body is never at rest like ours. His muscles are constantly overworking and tightening. Kane also uses a lot more energy than us to overcome this spasticity to make any purposeful movements. His body is constantly being pulled in different directions affecting his ability to sit up right. All of this is exhausting, causes pain and puts him at risk of hip and back problems.

Kane pulled through for us and now we need to pull through for him! To give him the best quality of life possible. We have filled our days with appointments and therapies for his comfort, mobility and independence. Unfortunately, we are fighting against those tight muscles and we are losing.

However, there is this life changing SDR surgery which permanently reduces spasticity. It will improve his comfort and his sitting and standing and walking. But as it is in the US it comes at a price which we are not able to meet as a family. We need your help to raise the funds for Just4Children to bring Kane to St Louis, MO, USA for the surgery and remain there for up to 5 weeks. On return home he will need a lot of physio and some home equipment to build up his muscle strength.

Lots of Love the Fox family.

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