North Belfast family need your help to give their daughter a better life

Katie-Louise Goodfellow‘s parents were left shocked when their first child was born “flat and floppy” after being deprived of oxygen. After numerous tests and trips to hospital, Katie-Louise was eventually diagnosed with both Cerebral Palsy and Dystonia.

Her parents Derek and Victoria, from North Belfast, are now on a mission to raise £15,000 for an alternative therapy which could give their daughter a more comfortable life.

“It was a way of us getting Katie-Louise the treatment she needs,” said dad Derek.

“Katie-Louise is 17 months now but when she was born she was born flat and floppy.

“She was deprived of oxygen for close to 3-5 minutes and spent seven nights in the special care baby unit at the Ulster before being transferred to the Royal.”

Katie-Louise is unable to sit or walk unaided but her parents have found a treatment in Scotland which could help their daughter live a more comfortable life.

They are now trying to raise the money needed for an alternative therapy called ABR (Advanced Bio-Mechanical Rehabilitation) in Scotland. The therapy, developed in 2000, is a unique rehabilitative approach for children and young adults with cerebral palsy and other brain injuries that brings about structural correction of musculoskeletal deformities.

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