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The Dorset Children's Foundation
The Dorset Children's Foundation
Harri's Therapy Campaign

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.

2,153.00

raised towards 10,000.00 target

2153.00
10000.00

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Supporters

Aug 24, 2020

Dennis Grant

Haddington, Scotland

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Aug 20, 2020

Anonymous

Harri you are a brave boy, handsome little man. Happy to support one special little boy. Best wishes from Chris Jones, Rhondda Valley Federation Secretary & Gail Jones Welsh Homing Pigeon Union on behalf of the Welsh Pigeon Fanciers..

300.00
(plus 75.00 giftaid)

Jul 22, 2020

The Rowland's

50.00

Jul 20, 2020

Nani Gill

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Jul 02, 2020

Scooter Man

Today was the first time I met Harri since he was born , what a loverly young man , please accept this small amount of money and use it for something to help him .

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

May 22, 2020

Anonymous

With love from Aunty Noonoo xxx

50.00

May 17, 2020

Jed

20.00

Apr 29, 2020

Auntie Tracy and Uncle Anthony xx

Your comming on brilliant, lots of love and Blessings xxx

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Apr 17, 2020

Gema

Good luck Harri! Michael, Gema & Alfie from 49 xx

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Mar 27, 2020

Annette Acors

Good Luck Harri! We think you?re amazing!!! Love from Annette & Gary Acors x x x

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

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Total raised so far

2,153.00

Total plus Gift Aid 2,500.50

Direct donations

1,895.00

Raised offline 258.00

Fundraising pages

0.00

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