Ailbhe's Wish to Walk
We’d like to take a minute or two of your day to talk about a little girl called Ailbhe…
Ailbhe is 3 years old. She is a typical 3 year old who loves music, Paw Patrol and playing with her cousins and friends. At 10 months she was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy as a result of a brain injury sustained around the time of her birth.
Life Changing Surgery
Due to a last minute cancellation she’s just gotten an opportunity to travel to America for life changing surgery in Feb 2020. This surgery will help her to achieve her dream of walking. However it costs over €100,000 for this surgery.
There is no cure for Cerebral Palsy but after a lot of research and talking to other CP families her Mammy (Niamh O’Leary) and Daddy (Barry O’Leary, AccPro) applied to world renowned neurosurgeon Dr T.S Park (St Louis Children’s Hospital, Missouri) for life changing SDR (selective dorsal rhizotomy) surgery.
SDR surgery involves cutting my damaged sensory nerve fibres to permanently eliminate my painful muscle spasms. Dr Park who has carried out over 4,000 of these operations says Ailbhe is an excellent candidate and thinks that with a lot of post-op therapy and hard work she will be able to walk and live a pain free life.
Can you help?
This life changing surgery costs over €100,000.
Ailbhe’s parents are friends of Barden and we’re are doing what we can to help Ailbhe achieve her dream. We’d really appreciate if you could help too.
Here are a couple of things you could do…
- Donate at https://www.gofundme.com/f/ailbheswishtowalk
- Spread the word across your professional and personal social media… @ailbheswish #ailbheswishtowalk
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