Emily's One Giant Step for George
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I am now 4 years old! I have had my operation now. I was in hospital with my mummy for just over 3 weeks. It was hard work and lots of stretching and exercise. I now need to have four sessions of physio every single week. This is because I need to learn how to use my legs. My legs have not worked for 4 years because I was so stiff. Since my operation, my stiffness has gone away, but my muscles are weak and need to be strengthened. Thank you for reading my update.
Hello everyone! My name is George and I am 3 years and 5 months old. I was born a bit too early and suffered a brain bleed in my mummy’s tummy. I was really small, but I grew lots, but could not walk or sit up. I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when I was 15 months old. My mummy and daddy call me their hero! I have a big sister Izzie who is 15 and makes me laugh, and I have a little sister Molly who is always trying the help me and a baby sister called Rosie who I love cuddling up to. l go to nursery school and have lots of friends. My friends help me get things I can't reach, because I can't stand up or walk. I go to physio every week and sometimes I cry, as my legs are so stiff.
My mummy and daddy got married a year ago. I had to crawl, I would have loved to have walked.
My page will hopefully help me and other children to live a more independent life. As Neil Armstrong said "one giant leap for mankind" through your generosity it will be "one giant step for George"
My mummy will explain a little bit more about the operation. SDR (selective dorsal rhizotomy) is a big operation for George, it involves cutting some of the sensory nerve fibres that come from the muscles and enter the spinal cord. It sounds very scary, and believe me, we are, but it seems to be the only option for George. It will reduce his stiffness and discomfort. And with lots of post op physiotherapy, we hope and pray that our hero will walk alone.
George is the sweetest little boy. He is funny and caring, naughty and silly. He loves nothing more than playing with his sisters, cuddling up, Thomas the Tank Engine, going to play with his friends in the park, and constant chatting.
This will be a life changing opportunity for George. And we would all like to thank you for taking the time to read our page.
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