Hi everyone, my name is Sean. I was born with cerebral palsy and need a life changing operation in the United States.
WILL YOU WALK WITH ME?
My name is Sean and I have cerebral palsy but that does not define me. I am just like any other little boys except I don't walk. I am the youngest of three children. My older sisters are Hannah and Rebecca. I am seven and a half years old. I have a special dog named Diesel who helps me and who can do lots of tricks. I go to the same school as my big sisters. I have many friends and we love to play games but I can't join in all of them because I can't walk, I can't run, I can't climb. If you want to know more about me in general, click HERE.
I was born at about 7pm on Saturday the 28th of August 2010. I don't remember much about that day, as it was a long, tough day. When I was born, I suffered an hypoxic ischemic assault and bradycardia, meaning that I had a stroke, suffered oxygen loss and even had a heart attack. I had to be resuscitated for about 20 minutes after I was delivered. As a result, I have cerebral palsy. We are fundraising for a life changing operation in the USA to help me live a more independent life. If you want to know more about my CP story, click HERE.
Soon after I was born the doctors said that I have cerebral palsy or CP. It affects my legs, mostly, but I also have some difficulties seeing things and sometimes I have little seizures. I have already had operations on my eyes and feet which have made things better. I use a walker and wheelchair for getting around. I do lots of different therapies every day and take medication to help me grow. I want to join in more with my friends and this is the reason why my parents are trying to raise $70,000 for an operation in the USA. It will probably permit me to walk alone without aid.If you want to know more about CP, click HERE.
In 2018, we are fundraising so that I can get a surgery in the USA. This operation will permit me to walk without any aid. It is called SPML (more about SPML HERE) and a few of my friends of have CP have gone to get this operation already and it has changed their life. I hope it will change my life too! I am just a pretty normal, happy, funny 7 year old and I have big dreams. One of them is to walk all by myself. WILL YOU WALK WITH ME? DONATE HERE
Our fundraising efforts have been successfully completed for this campaign.
2014 FUNDRAISING: In 2014, a fundraising campaign was launched for Sean to get an assistance dog, a Smart Pup. We raised enough funds and a couple of years later, we received the beautiful Diesel, a black labrador with a heart of gold. See the story and pictures HERE.
December 19 date of operation
Funds needed for surgery
Funds raised to date
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