Oliver’s Scoliosis Journey

Just4Children are raising money to fund a Gensingen brace and Schroth physiotherapy for Oliver to lead a fuller life.

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"Well done Oliver! "
£10.00 from Katie Thurston
"Super duper job boys. Love from Auntie Emma , Uncle Dean and Luke xxxxxxx See you all soon xxxxxxx"
£10.00 from Auntie Emma
"Well done all of you. An amazing achievement."
£11.50 from Jo Sheppard
"Well done Oliver. Best wishes from the Goodmans."
£HIDDEN from Brian and Toby
"Well done all!!"
£5.00 from Sonja Cooper
"Well done! Great cycle route and a good cause."
£10.00 from Rob Ireland
"Well done team Fenwick and a special well done to Oliver - it can't have been easy in your brace! Best wishes, Oliver, Demelza and Lamorna"
£11.50 from Demelza, Oliver and Lamorna
"Well done Oliver and family 🚴‍♂️"
£11.50 from Haymes-Greenslade family
"Go Oliver 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️"
£11.50 from Bev xx
"Go for it"
£30.00 from Nan
£21.00 from Anna Dabrowska-Marks
"Good luck for today Oliver!! We know you can do it. From Will, Mel and Justin."
£10.00 from The Armstrong’s
"Hope it goes well - looks like a good day for it"
£HIDDEN from Sue Mason
"Go for it Oliver and Toby! Love Charlie, Ness and all the family xxx"
£23.00 from Vanessa Gordon
£5.00 from Anonymous
"Go Oliver, you are amazing! Best wishes for your ride with your lovely family. Lots of love The Best boys and Jen x"
£23.00 from Jen Best
£6.00 from Glenn Whitfeld
"Good luck with your bike ride! From Ella in yr 2 and Josie in foundation! X"
£5.00 from Anonymous
"Good luck"
£5.00 from Caroline Thomas
"Good luck Oliver love from georgie xxx"
£11.50 from Georgie
"Go for it boys. Love from Dad"
£10.00 from Anonymous
"Go for it Oliver and Toby! I am so proud of you! Lots of love Mum xxx"
£10.00 from Clare Fenwick
"Good luck boys!! Love Thomas CHAPPELL"
£10.50 from Guy & Lucy Chappell
"Good luck with the ride guys x"
£10.00 from Tony Archer
£5.00 from Anonymous
"Good luck for Sunday Wendy x"
£10.00 from Wendy Beddoes
"Good luck on your bike ride. May the weather be kind! Here’s £10 per mile + £10 extra! Live Gill and Colin x"
£121.00 from Gill Yarnall
£10.50 from Ria & Becky Think Fit
"All the best with your challenge... Good Luck.."
£5.00 from Shaun Ford
"Have a great ride Oliver and family xx"
£5.00 from Bry
"Good luck guys"
£5.00 from Adam Hosking
"Good luck guys xx"
£20.00 from Sam Carlyon
"Good luck with your cycle ride! From the West family. X"
£10.00 from Jo West
"Good luck with your bike ride, hope you receive lots of sponsors - not a challenge me & Ivy want to take up😂 Enjoy the fresh air & our wonderful Cornish Coastline - we are so proud of you my lovelies"
£50.00 from Jacqui & Ivy
"Dear Oliver, good luck on your bike ride. Here is a little something for your fundraising pot. Love Gracie x"
£5.00 from Gracie Bidgood
"Hi Oliver, good luck with your bike ride. Hope this helps towards your new brace. Ewan :-) "
£5.00 from Ewan Bidgood
"Keep up the good work "
£20.00 from Kevin Hosking
"Good Luck, all of you! Take care!!"
£25.00 from Dad
"Amitié +++ Oliver"
£50.04 from Anonymous
"You’ve missed out on so many fundraisers this year - hoping this will be a great success and you’ll all have a good day! "
£25.00 from Mum
"Good luck on your cycle run x"
£10.00 from Anonymous

Just4Children are raising money to fund a Gensingen brace and Schroth physiotherapy for Oliver to lead a fuller life.

Oliver is from Truro in Cornwall and has been diagnosed with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliisis. This is a curvature of the spine with no known cause. Due to his age (10) he has still lots of growing to do. It is during this time that the curvature is likely to rapidly increase. Oliver’s curve measures a cobb angle of 45.8 degrees.

Oliver’s consultant in Exeter has indicated that his curve is very likely to progress and therefore he would very likely require a full spinal fusion operation within a few years. During this time the NHS would be able to provide a brace which would be worn for around 22 hours per day which may only be able to hold the curve and prevent it from progressing. We’d also be under a ‘watch and wait’ system until Oliver was big enough to be operated on.

After extensive research and advice into other options that are available we have decided that we want to pursue a private treatment option whilst we are in this limbo period. This involves visiting London Orthotic Consultancy on a frequent basis to meet with a Schroth Physiotherapist and Orthotist. They would arrange for Oliver to have a Gensingen brace which is a three dimensional over-corrective brace which has a proven track record of reducing scoliosis curvatures and spinal rotations.

Alongside this Oliver would receive specialist Schroth physiotherapy which works on postural alignment and awareness complimenting the brace technology.

There is a very good chance that with this intensive treatment Oliver may even be able to avoid spinal fusion surgery in the near future although there are no guarantees. We feel we have to try these options to give Oliver the best chance of enjoying a good quality of life. We have successfully raised enough funds for Oliver’s initial brace and physio, however the funds we would like to raise now would be to help towards costs of the next brace and the consultancy fees. This is likely to be ongoing as he grows and needs bigger braces.

Thank you

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