I'm fundraising for my son, Ben. He is 13 years old and due to complications during my pregnancy Ben has cerebral palsy. This condition causes tightness and spasticity in both arms and legs. Sitting unaided is difficult, commando crawling and rowling is is main way of getting around unassisted & walking is something Ben would just love to be able to do unaided but can't. He needs physio daily, to be put in equipment such as wheelchairs & standing frames to avoid him developing deformities as he's growing & needs help with feeding, drinking, personal care & all other daily tasks we all take for granted.
Without ongoing treatment like this Ben will fall behind. But again, this therapy doesn't come cheap.
Since starting this extra work with Ben he has rocketed with improvement. His strength has improved and he is more stable and aware. His sitting has become more stable, hands more open, finger feeding better and drinking through a straw and from a cup-this is something he couldn't do pre-op. He can stand and walk so much stronger, although still with assistance. His biggest improvement is communication & transitions between positions. Pre op Ben could say 4 words in a row, now we’re having conversations with him & others are understanding better all the time! That alone is priceless!
So, please, please support Tree of Hope to help Ben have the treatment he so badly needs.
Ben is such a determined, fun and happy boy but his physical restrictions are extremely frustrating for him. His mind is so willing but his body just won’t let him do what he wants to. We would like to do everything we can to help him overcome these challenges and live his life as full and as pain free as possible!
We are raising money for Tree of Hope to help fund this ongoing treatment and any donations would be greatly appreciated!
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