Monday, 11 November 2013

Noah Collins #HelpNoahWalk #WatfordBoy

There is an amazing little boy, I see him most days on my school run, he is always smiling come rain or sunshine. His name is Noah Collins, he does not let being unable to walk bother him so much, he plays and learns just the same as his class friends at school. 



Noah is 4 years old, he was born 9 weeks early, he spent the first 5 weeks of his life in a special care unit.  Noah is growing up fast and faces everyday challenges with a condition called Cerebral Palsy, making life a huge a mountain to conquer. Not a condition anyone would want any child to live with. Cerebral Palsy causes spasticity in his legs, it is uncomfortable for him, making balancing and getting around a difficult task.   Noah mostly gets around aided with help for his parents and teachers. 

Noah's family dream to see little Noah walk one day.  He recently had some amazing news he has been accepted by a children's hospital in America to have a potentially life changing operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR)

This operation is a complex procedure, which involves highly experienced neurosurgeon cutting some of the sensory nerve fibers, which come from the muscles to enter the spinal cord.  While they do this they test every nerve fiber to ensure they are working and reacting with the muscles correctly, the nerve fibers not working are cut away, giving the mobility to walk. 

As you can imagine the surgery is going to cost a lot of money.  Noah's family are now funding raising.


My ask is that you read Noah's full story on his Justgiving page #HelpNoahWalk
Noahs charity is Tree of Hope; Tree of hope offers hope to the families of sick children in the UK needing specialist medical surgery, treatment, therapy and equipment to free them from suffering, giving a better quality of live. 

If you can please donate, nothing is too small and please spread the word share Noah story #HelpNoahWalk. 

There is also a fund raising helpline:


  
If you are unable to donate but have any goods, that can be used for fund raising for raffles and tombolas that type of thing, Noah's family would be delighted and would love to hear from you.  Please follow and contact Noahs Daddy; Dave Collins on twitter @dc_1
We are trying to raise awareness for the great little boy and make his dreams come true. 


Please use the social media buttons to share awareness for little Noah and hopefully make his dreams come true.

Thank you for reading
Lucy