Help me take ‘Small Steps’ towards my dream of being able to walk.
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My name is Sophie and welcome to my website.
Hopefully after having a look, you'll be able to help me with my dream to walk.
Sophie was born two months early and spent nearly five weeks in the Special Care Baby Unit at East Surrey Hospital. Sophie’s Cerebral Palsy presents itself in her having difficulties with her lower limbs, she can not stand or walk unaided, and she has balance and co-ordination issues.
Cerebral Palsy affects everyone differently and no two people are the same. Sophie is unable to stand or walk unaided and has difficulty with balance and sitting.
As parents, we just want the best for Sophie. We want to ensure that she reaches her maximum potential. This is why we are taking her to St Louis, America where she has been selected for a life changing operation called ‘Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy’ (SDR). This will greatly improve Sophie’s quality of life as everyday tasks will become easier due to increased flexibility in her limbs.
We need to raise funds of £60,000 to make the operation a reality.
Mummy gets upset when I ask her ‘When will I be able to walk like the rest of my friends?’ because she can’t give me the answer