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Please Help Gracie-May Walk

by Polly on March 29, 2010

Please Help Gracie-May Walk

Gracie is nearly 3 years old, she is one of a twin and is a very clever little girl, she was born at 28 weeks weighing only 2lb 14oz, due to the complications of twin to twin transfusion syndrome.

She was in NICU for 10 weeks after being born but has battled through all of this and we have been very lucky.

However about a year ago Gracie was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy this only affects her physically but it means she cannot walk or crawl, she gets around by rolling or commando crawling.

There is nothing that can be done for Gracie in this country and we were told she will be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life … This was until we found an operation in America called a SELECTIVE DORSAL RHIZOTOMY, this procedure involves going into Gracies spine and cutting the Nerves that cause her feet and legs to be so tense and tight, releasing them will allow her to learn to walk, this will be Amazing!!!!!!!

The cost of the Surgery and her stay in hospital and physio and travelling costs is £40,000!!!!

This is why we are trying to raise money for her to give her the chance of a normal life.

If you can help please email Mand3102@aol.com for more details

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