Operation Oscar - his SDR Journey

Just4Children are raising funds for a life changing operation called SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) for Oscar aged 6 from Manchester.

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We are the parents of a wonderful little boy named Oscar. Our son was born prematurely in March 2014, and as a result of complications suffered at birth now suffers from cerebral palsy. The main ramification of this is him being unable to walk due to extreme muscle tightness in his legs. We ask you to assist us on Oscar’s SDR journey in helping to maximise his potential.

Following consultations with his specialists, we have been told that Oscar is eligible for a potentially life changing operation called SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) which would greatly reduce this muscle tightness, and potentially let him stand on his own two feet in future. This operation would take place at the wonderful Alder Hey, but unfortunately it is not currently funded by the NHS. As a result, we need to raise around £65k for Just4Children to pay for the procedure and the intensive physiotherapy and specialist equipment required afterwards over several years.

We are fast approaching the perfect window for Oscar to undergo this operation. If we wait too long, the damage that his muscle tightness is inflicting on his hips and tendons will be too great for the operation to be worthwhile. If we manage to raise the funds quickly enough though, it would be life changing for our son. Oscar has been through so much in his life already with barely a murmur of complaint, and it would be devastating to see such an opportunity slip by.

Thank you for your support. 

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