This is our son Troy and he is two years old. We are from North West London. Troy was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia at 18 months old. Troy’s cerebral palsy causes increased muscle tone in his legs and feet which makes them constantly stiff. This affects his balance and coordination.
There isn’t a cure for cerebral palsy unfortunately, but there is a life changing surgery available called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) which is a special technique that involves cutting some of the damaged sensory nerve fibres which are causing the muscle spasticity (stiffness). Without SDR, Troy would face multiple orthopaedic operation, Botox treatment, leg casting throughout his life and would ultimately need a wheelchair. SDR is not currently funded on the NHS.
The money we raise for Just4Children will go towards the costs of the surgery, post-operative intensive physiotherapy and the physiotherapy equipment Troy will require for his rehabilitation.
Thank you for reading our story and your support.