Leon's First Steps

“We are updating our fundraising to cover the costs of private physio, equipment, adaptations and speech therapy for my big brother Leon. I can play a lot more with him now that he is more mobile in his wheelchair and I long for the day that it becomes easier for us to share more and play together :) Please help my brother to work on his independence.”

 love Aniela (3 years old)


Thanks to an amazing amount of fundraising for Leon, he was able to have SDR surgery at Alder Hey Childrens Hospital in October 2018. It went very well and Leon’s quality of life has improved so much that he amazes us with his progress every day. 

The hard work continues and Leon has physio and speech therapy every week through his school and privately. Our goal for Leon has always been for him to gain a level of independence that will see him be able to do as much as he can on his own. This is a difficult ask of him as his cerebral palsy affects him so much but thanks to the money raised we can provide some assistance with equipment and pay for his ongoing therapy. 

We have used the money raised to help fund a lightweight wheelchair so it is easier for him to self-propel, sensory equipment and garden so he can get himself outside and ongoing physiotherapy.

Alongside these purchases the intensive physio Leon needs is to help to retrain his brain from the years of using his spasticity to move. The difference for Leon is a lifetime of using hoists and assistance to the possibility of him being able to get himself out of his chair! So watch this space for updates:


And please help us to share widely! Thank you so much for your support, it means so much to all of us x

Kasia and Charlie

Parents of Leon (6) and Aniela (3)


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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. If you would like to help us with our fundraising, you can contact us through our Facebook page called Leon's Journey or via email leonsjourney@outlook.com

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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