Tilly’s wish to walk
Tilly is 7 years old from Barry in South Wales and has cerebral palsy. Tilly doesn’t stand or walk unaided but has the most beautiful, determined, cheeky personality!
Tilly was born early at 28 weeks and weighed just 1lb 13oz. She was born with a few complications, some of which resulted in having a heart operation and laser eye surgery but the main one was the big bleed to her brain which resulted in cerebral palsy.
Everything this little angel does she does with sheer determination and the biggest smile ever! Whenever Tilly is asked what she wants to do when she is older her reply is ‘walk on my own like all my friends’. This can be quite heartbreaking as her mum but if Tilly has taught me anything in her little life it’s that you can do anything if you put your mind to it and to never ever give up!
Tilly’s cerebral palsy is not typical as in she doesn’t have much stiffness and is extremely low tone, so this is why we are trying to raise funds so that we can pay for specialist physiotherapy treatment and any equipment Tilly might need to help her achieve her ‘wish to walk’. By providing this treatment and equipment for Tilly it will be allowing her to access tools she needs to gain strength in her legs arms and core of her body.
I am so grateful for you taking the time to read all about Tilly’s story and look forward to updating you on her progress.