Give Gracie a Voice

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Gracie is our beautiful 8-year-old daughter. We want to raise funds for a specialist therapy with The Family Hope Center, an international centre dedicated to the development of children with special needs and developmental delay.

Gracie has complex disabilities including Hypotonic Cerebral Palsy, severe speech delay and a neurological age of 21/2. Therapy has helped Gracie to walk, with a walking frame, and communicate with simple sign language and using her iPad but she would love to talk - she has so much to say!

The Family Hope Center Programme differs from her current therapies by focusing on the cause of her problems rather than the symptoms. This intensive rehabilitation programme will improve the organisation of Gracie’s brain and enable her to develop faster, improving her speech and mobility.                                           

This programme is not available on the NHS and costs approximately £7,500 a year for appointments and advice from their highly qualified team who travel to Chester twice a year. We are fundraising to assist with appointment costs plus any equipment and travel expenses required over the next two years.

After meeting with parents participating in The Family Hope Center Programme and completing the 3-day Parent training conference, this therapy really does what its name suggests. It offers a more enjoyable life our little girl and a more hopeful future for our family as her development speeds up and she becomes more able. As Gracie progresses I am keen to share my knowledge with other special needs parents.

Tree of Hope reserves to use these funds for any purpose stated in the parents charter, including but not limited to, medical treatment, surgery and therapies and related travel expenses, medical and exercise equipment, childcare, home adaptations and the cost of vehicles designed for the disabled.

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