Harri's Therapy Campaign
Why we need your help
HARRI'S THERAPY CAMPAIGN - TARGET £10,000
Harri age 3, is a happy, sociable boy and so loved by all who know him.
Just before Harri was due to be induced he suffered from a severe lack of oxygen and had to be delivered by emergency caesarean section.
Unfortunately he suffered a hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) event and spent the first 3 weeks of his life in the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) fighting for his life as his internal organs had shut down.
Against all odds and with the help of the brilliantly dedicated teams caring for Harri, he fought hard and grew stronger and stronger until eventually he was well enough to be able to come home to be with this family.
At 6 months old Harri was diagnosed with Bilateral Spastic Cerebral Palsy. This causes him to have difficulty with his balance, coordination and movement in all his limbs. He suffers from high tone, which makes it hard for him to use his body in a normal way.
Harri has to have regular physiotherapy and occupational therapy to help reinforce normal patterns of movement to ensure his brain learns these patterns. He has also more recently been diagnosed with global development delay, meaning it takes him longer to reach his developmental milestones and has suffered several prolonged febrile convulsions, the cause of which is still not fully understood.
Harri loves people and animals, chocolate and books, TV remote controls and mobile phones! He doesn’t talk yet, knows some signs but can still get very emotional and frustrated because he can’t express himself. He finds it difficult to deal with his emotions and gets very upset whenever people leave. He can sit up on his own, can stand for a few seconds and with a lot of effort can take the occasional unaided step before falling down.
His family would love to get Harri walking on his own, communicating, being able to play independently with other children and to attend a local school, but he needs extra help and support to be able to do these things.
With the help of a lot of very special people, Harri is doing really well and improving his abilities all the time. However, his family would like to start fundraising to help raise money for the additional therapy he will need (including physiotherapy £85 an hour, hydrotherapy £60 a session, pony therapy £29 a session), and potentially fund an SDR operation to improve his mobility if it is not available on the NHS.
Please do give generously to support this special boy.
raised towards £10,000.00 target
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Auntie Tracy and Uncle Anthony xx
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Total raised so far
Total plus Gift Aid £2,500.50
Raised offline £258.00