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William was born at 27 weeks gestation, 3 months premature. Having suffered a brain haemorrhage during delivery. William was very sick and had to stay in intensive care on the neonatal unit for 3 months.

Having undergone blood transfusions, numerous tests and given medications to keep him alive. William fought against all the odds and has defied all the predictions of not making it through to become a bright, loving, chatty little boy that he is today. Although his mind is very forward for his age physically he is trapped in a body which suffers severe spasticity. Muscles that contract and tighten, crippling him immobile. Due to William’s birth injury he suffers from spastic cerebral palsy dipelgia and Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL) and depends on me for his every movement. The frustration this causes William is heart breaking to witness. The suffering he goes through despite my constantly doing his physio exercises and stretches to keep him as mobile and supple as possible. His desire to move, to walk and to play like the other boys and girls increases each day. For his mind is growing at a faster rate than his body is capable of doing.

However, there is hope for William as he has been given a chance and been accepted as a suitable candidate for a life changing operation named Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) in St Louis, USA. This operation would be conducted by the top surgeon in this field, Dr T S Park and offer William a chance to walk for the very first time and move freely without pain and spasticity, thus changing this little boys life forever.

There will be large after care costs involved for post op therapy, including treatments, physiotherapy and specialised equipment. William may need to go to the US a second time as well for a possible percs operation.

If we exceed the target amount or if we do not raise enough, or if the funds cannot be used for any other reason, they will go to Tree of Hope to help other sick children.

Any donations are greatly appreciated.

Heartfelt thanks for helping my son.

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