Oscar's STARband

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Hello my name is Oscar! I'm 4 months old and I live with my mummy, daddy & my big brother Brogan. One day my mummy and daddy noticed my head was looking a rather wierd shape, but didn't know why, so they kept a close eye on me! :-) Weeks later my mummy and daddy were still worrying about me and by this time they had noticed my ears were becoming misaligned and my forehead slightly forward on my right side. so,.... out came the computer and the research began! My mummy found a something called Plagiocephaly - 'Flat Head Syndrome' and got in touch with the 'Steeper Clinic' in Leeds who specialise in this as it can cause problems with hearing, vision and also the jaw when I'm bigger!

Our 1st trip to the Steeper Clinic:- The clinic was really nice! While I was there I had my head measured and I had a white 'stocking' put on my head for my 3D scan. (This didn't bother me,....and mummy still thought I looked cute! :-) We saw my head scan on the big computer! and saw that my head was misshaping, ears misaligning and front of my forehead slightly pushing forwards and came to the conclusion I would greatly benefit by having a Starband Helmet!...The only problem is,......I'm only 4 months old and it costs a lot of money! The NHS don't pay for this treatment and I really don't like the sound of having any medical problems when I'm bigger! so I'm hoping my big smile might help me raise what I need so I can order my very own Starband!! :-) I will wear this for 23 hours a day and The clinic hopes I can stop wearing it by 6months! :)

07/03/2012 - UPDATE:- Yay!!..Mummy had a brilliant phonecall lastnight from TREE OF HOPE who have very very kindly made a great donation!! With some great donations, mummy contacted the Steeper Clinic this morning and my STARband is now ordered!!! Mummy hasn't stopped smiling :-) ...........It's going to be blue with really fast racing cars on it and I can't wait! I'll make sure mummy posts a picture of me so you can all see how cool I look!....

27/03/2012 - UPDATE:- I've had my STARband 2 weeks now!! I'm being a good boy and I've adapted really well! My mummy and daddy are so pleased! :-) I was in the newspaper lastweek so everyone could read about my story. Another cut-out for the memory box!!


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