Sophie's Tiny Steps
Please help us raise £35,000 for Tree of Hope to help Sophie Thomlinson receive a selective dorsal rhizotomy operation and help fund post operative physiotherapy and equipment
My name is Sophie and I am 2 years old. I was born premature at 33 weeks and weighed just 3lbs 8oz and I spent most of the first year of my life in hospital.
In July 2013 my mummy and daddy were told that I had a condition called spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy that means I can’t stand, walk or run like my friends do.
I have to do special excersises and use a standing frame for 1 hour every day which helps my muscles and joints to get stronger.
My doctor has said there is an operation I can have when I am 4 called a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) which would help me walk but it may not be available on the NHS so my family and friends are helping me by trying to raise enough money for me to have the operation and change my life forever!
I will also need lots of physiotherapy after the operation and special equipment to help me.
Sophie, aged 2
Hello friends I am now 9 years of old and doing ok! With all your help I am continuing therapy 4x a year. As I am growing I now need further surgery which will mean that I will need more physio,equipment and support ,I will need to learn to walk again it is going to be a long journey but mummy will be by my side as always.
As all of these things costs so much. we understand that this pandemic has been horrendous for everyone but I am hoping that all of my lovely supporters old and new would possible help me however possible.
We have all had a terrible last couple of years with all going on but I am strong and with help I can make my Tiny Steps into big Steps...
Thank you Sophie and Mummy.xx
Should we exceed the target amount (or if we do not raise enough funds, or if they cannot be used for any other reason) the funds raised will go to the general funds of Tree of Hope to assist other sick children.
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