Saturday, 12 October 2013

A little bit about Elliot

Before we tell you about Elliot, here's the important link for the Operation Elliot Just Giving site.

Elliot is a six year old little boy with cerebral palsy and severe Haemophilia A.

He's just like any other six year old in many ways - he wants to be a pilot at the moment but the next best thing would be to be a pirate. Having cerebral palsy means that he can't do all the things his friends and siblings do and he gets understandably frustrated as a result.

He has recently been assessed by a specialist team at Great Ormond Street Hospital and is considered to be a strong candidate for a potentially life changing operation called a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy. This is a huge spinal procedure which aims to give him much more freedom of movement. In order to be in the best possible position to get the benefits he has already started an intensive program of 'prehab' with a physiotherapist.

We're hoping that we'll have enough funds to go ahead with the operation sometime mid 2014 but it's no small undertaking. Currently Elliot is doing preparatory physiotherapy at a cost of £6,300. The operation will cost £30,000 and after 4 weeks in hospital Elliot will come home to a physiotherapy rehab programme lasting two years and costing another £30,000.

Elliot's friends and family have already started fundraising but we can't reach the target of £66,300. without extra help.

We know there's a lot of work ahead but it's all going to be worth it so let Elliot know you're right behind him -  please donate now or get involved by organising your own fundraising event.