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Macsen Williams is 2.5 years old from Swansea and born with Cerebral Palsy, cortial visual impairment and other conditions.’

Matt Williams, Macsen’s father was referred to the charity ‘Tree of Hope’ about 12 months ago as the family had just trialled a new eye gaze technology by Tobii which had been a real turning point for Macsen, as during a 1 hour session he was able to interact with the computer using multiple games which were all controlled by his eyes. During this brief trial Macsen showed his level of understanding and intelligence, of clearly understanding, problem solving that he was unable to do before. During this first session Macsen was able to even match three pairs of playing cards.

Macsen’s family at once looked into buying the computer and equipment for their home as Macsen only has about 2-3 hours per day where he can concentrate and would benefit from having the equipment at home – the equipment is approx. £8,000. It was then that the family contacted ‘Tree of Hope’ as the charity had been recommended by a friend.

The family received guidance, advice and introductions on how to fund raise for Macsen’s much needed equipment and were given step by step instructions to create their JustGiving page and how and run events to fund raise. Lots of friends and family stepped into help and after three months fund raising approx. £20k was raised – it gave our friends and family an opportunity they had been waiting for to help.

Tree of Hope offers a trustworthy and recognised branding for events and fundraising activities.

As the fundraising had raised much more than their original target – the family have now been able to set up a sensory and therapy room, a projector with an Ipad, fibre optics to help Macsen visualise better, a specialist children’s therapy bed and are able to employ a nurse to come in to help Macsen where otherwise they would have been put on an NHS waiting list.

“It has made a huge difference to Macsen’s life, we now see him smiling and aware of the toys, he can track the fibre optic lights and seems to be developing.

 

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