Just4Children are hoping to raise £5378 to help purchase a Galileo Vibration Plate for 2 year old Quinn so that one day he will learn to walk unaided.
Our 2 year old son, Quinten, was born near Notingham 8 weeks early following a healthy pregnancy. He spent 2 weeks in NICU and was discharged with no concerns. All was well until we noticed Quinten didn’t hit his ‘sitting’ milestone at 9 months. He was appointed an NHS Physio and OT soon after and this is the first time we were told about the possibility of Cerebral Palsy. I pushed for an MRI scan, which was done at 14 months, and it confirmed CP on both sides of Quinten’s brain. Even though the news was devastating, we finally had answers. The journey since has been life changing, and full of unknowns but Quinten has been making progress every day and we are beyond proud to be his parents.
I often say ‘everyday is a physio day’ and it really is. Quinten needs to do stretching exercises 3 times daily, he has NHS Physio & OT classes every 2 weeks, he attends Conductive Education through a charity called Footprints every Friday and we are always on hand to help support him with sitting and walking practise.
Although Quinten is unable to walk, or use his walker by himself, he loves to be on his feet. I can guarantee he’ll have a smile on his face when he’s standing or walking.
Our ultimate goal is to give Quinten the most independence possible. It would be a dream come true to see him walk one day. We are always researching new ways to help improve Quinten’s way of life and we have been advised about Vibration Plate Therapy. The Galileo Vibration Plate is unlike other and helps to stimulate the muscles and retrain the brain whilst also building tone which will help Quinten’s gait. The research and results have been proven all around the world but it’s not currently funded by the NHS and comes with a £5378 price tag.
We are asking for a small donation towards the cost of the plate which we know will help Quinten on his quest to walk.
Many thanks, Jennie & Jansen