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The sky’s the limit for charity competition

The sky’s the limit for charity competition
Posted on 22 Aug 2016 by EnViva Paediatric

Young people with muscular dystrophy are being offered a chance to take to the skies as part of a charity competition. The Flying Muscle Dream Programme is being run by the Muscle Help Foundation, working alongside Hampshire’s Farnborough Airfield and


Nine-year-old with cerebral palsy to take part in charity ice hockey challenge

Nine-year-old with cerebral palsy to take part in charity ice hockey challenge
Posted on 16 Aug 2016 by EnViva Paediatric

A young UK girl with cerebral palsy has plans to tackle an ice-skating challenge, in a bid to raise funds for charity very close to her heart. Nine-year-old Mia Thorne, Pontypridd, hopes to raise £1,000 for children’s charity Dreams Come


Mum’s emotional plea after daughter suffers serious brain injury

Mum’s emotional plea after daughter suffers serious brain injury
Posted on 15 Aug 2016 by EnViva Paediatric

A West Country mum has made an impassioned plea for young people to wear helmets while skateboarding after her daughter suffered a devastating head injury earlier this month. Emma Fairthorne recorded the video message, which has been viewed by more


Charity football match raises thousands for muscular dystrophy

Charity football match raises thousands for muscular dystrophy
Posted on 9 Aug 2016 by EnViva Paediatric

A charity football match organised by the family of a boy with Becker muscular dystrophy has managed to raise thousands of pounds for charity. The event was just one of many fundraising events organised by parents Phil and Julie Loosen,


Pioneering procedure could help youngster with cerebral palsy walk for the first time

Pioneering procedure could help youngster with cerebral palsy walk for the first time
Posted on 8 Aug 2016 by EnViva Paediatric

A mum and dad have launched a massive fundraising campaign so that their young son – who was born with a rare movement disorder – can have a life-changing operation. Sam and Lisa Smith, from Cambridgeshire, are optimistic that the


Teen with cerebral palsy conquers one of Scotland’s highest peaks

Teen with cerebral palsy conquers one of Scotland’s highest peaks
Posted on 2 Aug 2016 by EnViva Paediatric

A teenage adventurer with cerebral palsy has successfully reached the peak of one of Scotland’s highest mountains, with the aid of an innovative support device. Ms Natasha Lambert, 19, who uses a wheelchair to aid mobility in day-to-day life, took


Optimism surrounds start of clinical trials

Optimism surrounds start of clinical trials
Posted on 1 Aug 2016 by EnViva Paediatric

Clinical trials of a new treatment to help youngsters suffering with Duchenne muscular dystrophy have officially got underway. The research at Bristol Children’s Hospital is being financed by the charity Action Duchenne and there is a lot of excitement about


UK teen with muscular dystrophy raises thousands for charities of choice

UK teen with muscular dystrophy raises thousands for charities of choice
Posted on 26 Jul 2016 by EnViva Paediatric

A 15-year-old teenager who suffers from muscular dystrophy has spent the last seven years fundraising – and managed to raise thousands of pounds for several charities. Georgia Gibbons, Liverpool, has engaged in and organised a variety of fundraising activities, from


Child with cerebral palsy finishes another junior triathlon

Child with cerebral palsy finishes another junior triathlon
Posted on 25 Jul 2016 by EnViva Paediatric

A schoolboy with cerebral palsy, who was previously presented with a Pride of Britain Award after completing a children’s triathlon, has finished the course for a second time. Nine-year-old Bailey Matthews tackled the 100metre swim, 4km bike ride and a


12-year-old athlete with cerebral palsy wins four gold medals for Britain

12-year-old athlete with cerebral palsy wins four gold medals for Britain
Posted on 19 Jul 2016 by EnViva Paediatric

A young boy with cerebral palsy who recently competed in a European race-running championship has returned home with four gold medals for England. 12-year-old Thomas Talbot, Lincolnshire, was victorious in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m race-running categories at a


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