Monday, 18 November 2013

Help Noah Walk

One of my lovely friends Lucy is trying to raise money for a little boy called Noah. Every day she sees him on the school run and his beaming smile brightens her day. As you can see below he looks a happy chap!



Noah is 4 years old, and this poor little boy spent the first 5 weeks of his life in a special care baby unit. Born 9 weeks early he had a shaky start to life. Unfortunately, he was born with cerebral palsy and each day he has massive challenges just to get through the day. He has great difficulty with walking as balancing and mobility is impossible unaided.

His family are clinging onto a dream to see this little boy walk one day. They have a glimmer of hope. Noah has been accepted by a leading American children's hospital to have a life changing operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR)


This extremely complex and skilled operation involves a complex procedure, which involves the 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 an operation like this isn't cheap. 



You can read Noah's full story on his Justgiving page #HelpNoahWalk



Noah's 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 by sharing Noah's story #HelpNoahWalk. 


You can also contact Lucy on twitter @londbirdlucy to donate any unwanted gifts for a charity raffle she is trying to organise. 

At Christmas when some of us have so much I always think of others less fortunate than myself - If you can't donate much a little donation - even £2 is very helpful and you could be helping a cheery little chappy to walk.
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  1. You are Brilliant! Thank you so so much for sharing Noah's Story! #HelpNoahWalk

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    1. I hope he gets the operation he so desperately needs Lucy.

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  2. I really want to help. I'm going to donate £2.00, although I wish I could afford to give more. Thanks for sharing :)

    Louise x

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    1. Thank you Louise, every little helps

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    2. No problem. When I donated I also made sure that I added Gift Aid :) xx

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  3. Have shared via Twitter for you. Well done Lucy! :) xx

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  4. I shall share on Twitter also. I hope Noah gets the help he needs! xx

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  5. this is so touching. i will be donating once im home from work

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    1. Thanks Nicol. It really means a lot to little Noah.

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  6. Thank you everyone for being so wonderful. A tweet, a couple of quid would mean so much. I cant everyone enough :) x THANK YOU #HelpNoahWalk

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    1. Thank you for bringing little Noah's plight to our attention Lucy x

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  7. Thank you to all of you for your support, he is a wonderful little boy and this is a great opportunity for him. your help is much appreciated :)

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  8. Have tweeted out this post! My sister has very mild CP and I know how even very mildly this affects her life! Let's hope he gets the opp he deserves! :-)

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  9. Thank you so much. I really hope he does too

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  10. Sounds like a difficult operation,but great that they do it so carefully.

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    1. Yes it's a very skilled operation. He would be in the best hands.

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  11. What a little star. Hope the funds are raised quickly

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  12. This is very touching, I hope the money gets raised and he gets all the help he deserves

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  13. Thanks for sharing this with us, hope Noah and his family get their hearts desire. Donating too. xx

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  14. Well done you for posting about such an important topic.

    Popping over from blogsRus.

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