Running for Eva - 15 independent steps and counting!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.  I am running to raise funds for Eva once again - she is such a great girl!  This is her story:

My family are raising funds for therapy services and equipment to help me continue to gain independence.

I am 10 and I was born with cerebral palsy. It affects my whole body and I struggle to do the things that most people take for granted. Even my little brother can do things that I can’t do yet but I am determined to keep gaining new skills.

My powered wheelchair has give me some independence but I would love to be able to walk short distances by myself. My record is 15 independent steps! I love a challenge and really like to use my walking frame.

I can’t speak words but I try really hard to make people understand what I am trying to say. Later this year I will move to high school and although I am looking forward to meeting lots of new people I am worried that they will struggle to understand me. I can’t wait for my new communication aid to arrive so that I can start practising to communicate independently but I know it will take a lot of hard work to talk fluently.

I have also started a Family Hope Center programme. The aim is to allow me to catch up with my peers more quickly. This treatment is currently not available on the NHS, and costs almost £8,000 per year, for appointments and advice from a highly qualified team of professionals based in the USA. Some of the funds raised will be used to assist with these costs over the next two years.

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