3 Peaks for Charlotte
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We've joined together to raise money for a special little girl that needs our help.
Our team fundraising target for the 3 peaks challenge is £20,000. Your donation can really help us smash this goal.
Charlotte is four years old and has cerebral palsy. Charlotte, and her twin brother Daniel, were born 8 weeks early. Charlotte suffered a bleed to the brain, at sometime around birth, that caused damage to both sides of her brain.
Charlotte currently is unable to walk unaided and faces the prospect of life in a wheelchair. We want to do everything we can to help Charlotte get up on her feet and enjoy all the things in life her twin brother can do and we all take for granted. Charlotte is a bright, bubbly little girl, that loves life but finds the frustration at not being able to join in incredibly difficult, and as parents it is heartbreaking to watch.
We are currently fundraising for an operation in the USA called selective dorsal rhizotomy, ongoing therapy and equipment. Charlotte currently doesn't meet the criteria for this operation in the UK, however Dr Parks at St. Louis children's hospital in Missouri has helped thousands of children like Charlotte achieve their dream of walking by themselves.
We are fundraising through a registered charity called The Tree of Hope, who pay for specialists, equipment, consultants and therapy directly, and if we are unable to use the money for any reason it reverts back into the general funds of the tree of hope to help other children in the same position as Charlotte.
Our goal is to raise £80,000 which would cover the cost of the operation, travel to America, and aftercare (which is incredibly important) including physiotherapy, specialist SDR aftercare, and equipment, plus help us continue with ongoing therapy that has to date helped her to achieve a better standard of life, and equipment that is not covered by the NHS service.
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