Family’s plea for £20k to build Stanley’s oasis
A devoted family are hoping to raise thousands of pounds to create an “oasis” in their back garden for their disabled son.
Four-year-old Stanley Newman suffers from the progressive muscle-wasting condition Muscular Dystrophy, a life-limiting condition which sees his body gradually becoming weaker.
Stanley’s parents Rob, 41, and Laura, 30, are trying to raise enough money to create Stanley’s Oasis to help with their son’s health and well-being by installing a hydrotherapy pool, therapy room and making their garden accessible to Stanley.
They want to make their garden level and replace the turf with artificial grass so Stanley get about in his electric wheel chair independently all year round.
They then want to build a therapy room where they can help the youngster with his daily stretching and muscle-strengthening exercises and store his exercise equipment in.
The couple, of Skelmersdale Road, Clacton, also want to install hydrotherapy tub close to the house which Stanley can use daily throughout the year to help relax his legs and body.
However, the life-changing equipment comes at a price and the family are trying to raise £20,000 to meet the cost.
Stanley’s dad. Rob, who is a firefighter, said hydrotherapy is considered the best process to help combat his son’s condition and give relief from his muscular aches and pains.
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