The father of a four-year-old girl with cerebral palsy is fundraising in a bid to raise money for a life-changing operation.
Evaline Weaver, Great Sutton, struggles with “the smallest of tasks” and finds daily life “a struggle,” according to father Tim, who is committed to helping Evaline to one day walk unaided.
The young girl, who was born seven weeks early, faced several complications in her first few weeks and was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one-and-a-half, after parents Tim and Rebecca noticed that she was struggling to reach her milestones.
“We started to get concerned so raised it to medical staff who after several scans and tests diagnosed her with cerebral palsy in her lower limbs,” said Tim.
He added: “We have done extensive research into the condition and things to make it easier/more comfortable for her and try to encourage her to walk.
“This is through physio, both at home and conductive, also splints, walking aids and many different activities and classes to stretch and loosen her muscles”.
Tim said that young Evaline has been “making amazing progress” in recent months, but that he hopes to raise enough money for exploratory surgery with the generous support of the general public.
Rebecca and Tim are hoping to raise £21,000 in order to fund an operation unavailable on the NHS, and have together set up an online charity campaign.
“Daily life is a struggle for Evaline and the surgery has the possibility to make her life that little bit easier,” said Tim.
“It won’t get any better unless she has exploratory surgery to loosen the muscles allowing her range of movement to hopefully increase.
“This will hopefully allow her one day to be able to do the things most people take for granted such as use the toilet unsupervised and dress unsupported,” he added.
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