Tilly's New Wheels & therapy fish tank
My daughter Tilly is 5 years old and has Global Development Delay,congenital heart defects, sensory processing disorder and hypotonia (low muscletone). She is completely non-verbal and has poor understanding, andunfortunately no sense or awareness of danger. She is able to walk, butonly very short distances so we still have to use a buggy whenever we goanywhere with her. She is quite small for her age so we've been able toget away with using a 'typical' buggy until now, but it is time to admit defeatand get a special needs buggy more suited to her needs and better fitted forher size.
I walk to Tilly's nursery every day through a wooded area that doesn't have a great path - therefore we really needan all-terrain buggy. As a family, we also enjoy getting out in the freshair at weekends for walks and we're lucky to have lots of woodedareas and a beach close to where we live. We've found that Tilly is much happier and more confident when weexpose her to new environments, particularly the outdoors.
After doing lots of research, we've found a buggy thatwould suit her needs and definitely stand up to the off road walks....however, as we are discovering with so many things with a ‘special needs’label, they are expensive and we’re struggling to fund one. Any help to raise the money would be a fantastic help to Tilly and our family.
We would also like to use the funds to buy her a fish tank as she finds watching fish, the water and changing of colours great therapy - particularly when she is tired from a busy day at school. It helps her to remain calm and avoids sensory meltdowns.
Should we exceed the target amount (or if we don't 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.