Jack Smith - Jacks SDR Journey

Jack is 6 years old, he was born at 30 weeks and hasCerebral Palsy and Epilepsy.

Jacks cerebral palsy causes his legs to have spasticity, thiscauses Jack to have a lot of pain and discomfort. The spasticity has also causedhis hips to dislocate on 3 occasions and this has followed with painful hipsurgeries. He is a full time wheelchair user but has great strength in his armsand the hope is that with SDR surgery we can prevent further hip dislocations, improvehis comfort and his mobility.

Jack never fails to make everyone smile, he has a greatsense of humour and loves to sing and pretend he is a coach on The Voice. Headores his siblings and has a special bond with his older brother who also hascerebral palsy, they attend a lot of appointments together and undergo their physiotherapytogether.

Jacks dream is to be able to go on a bouncy castle standingup rather than lying down. Although SDR isn’t a guarantee to get Jack walking,we believe that given the opportunity Jack will put his all in to reaching hisfull potential whatever that may be and we have high hopes that SDR will be thestep in the right direction. SDR has the potential to be life changing for Jack.

No matter what, Jack has a fantastic army of friends andfamily backing him all the way and we are confident we can help Jack reach somelevel of independence and reduce the pain and discomfort he currently endures.

SDR isn’t currently funded by the NHS for children withJacks level of cerebral palsy. He has been approved for surgery but this needsto be funded by ourselves. The total cost including surgery, physiotherapy andrehabilitation is £50,000. We are looking to do all we can to fundraise this moneyand hope that he can have surgery in the next 6-8 months.

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Latest donations

£48 from Claire Lawrence

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£1460 from Suzanna Johnston

“Hi Jack, I made your mummy a promise today, and now you have reached your goal of a whopping £50,000.00. Your mummy, friends and family are incredible. Good luck on your journey brave solider xxx”

£564 from Claire Lawrence

“Donation from Darren Smith Motoring 💚 Absolutely incredible we have reached £50,000!!!! ”

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