Scarlett's wish to walk
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Hello, my name is Scarlett, I am 9 years old and I have Cerebral Palsy. I have just been accepted to have a life changing operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy at St. Louis Children's Hospital in America. You can read about this amazing operation here:
When I was born I had a really tough time. I entered the big wide world 8 weeks early weighing 4lb 7oz and I had to be resuscitated as I wasn't breathing on my own. As a result of this, my brain and my other internal organs were starved of oxygen and I sustained a bleed on my brain. I was rushed to special care where I was wired up to life support and lots of other machines. The next day, the doctor came to see me to check me over and listened to my heart, he heard a murmur and ordered for me to have an heart scan. The doctor then told my Mummy and Daddy that I had a major heart defect called Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA for short) and I urgently needed an operation. At just 2 weeks old, now weighing 5lb and the smallest baby the surgeon said he had performed this operation on, I had life-saving open-heart surgery to switch my arteries to the correct position. Although my heart operation was a success, the brain damage that I had sustained at birth had resulted in me being diagnosed with PVL and this is the most common cause of Cerebral Palsy.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story and please support me by making a donation. It does not matter how small your donation is, any amount will go towards "making my wish come true". xxx
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated and helped us on our fundraising journey for our daughter Scarlett.
Because we have reached our target for Scarlett's operation and there are a number of events still yet to take place, our friends and family that are fund raising for Scarlett all want Scarlett to benefit from the money they raise therefore we have been advised to up our target so that the money raised for scarlett will go towards her ongoing rehabilitation program, a therapy cabin/Physio room and any other therapy/exercise equipment that she may require In the future. The amount of physical therapy that Scarlett will require after her surgery is just as important, if not more so, then the operation itself.
Again we thank you all sincerely for the fantastic amount of support you have all given us, we really couldn't of done it without your help.
We will be forever grateful.
Love from the Hewitt family xxx
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