Standing for Sebastian - Stray FM Appeal
On Wednesday the 1st of October, which is World Cerebral Palsy Day, we held a 'DRESS DOWN DAY' to raise awareness of Sebastian's condition, to raise money. We are very pleased to say we raised £111.00
3-year-old Sebastian is from Harrogate and was born at Harrogate District Hospital nine weeks prematurely with a condition called cerebral palsy.
Sebastian has had a very difficult start in life, undergoing many therapies to try and get him to sit, stand and walk. He reached all these milestones way after other children, but still can't run, jump, kick a ball or ride a bike. He has to wear heavy splints on his legs and can't play with his friends doing all the things that boys his age want to do, which leaves him very frustrated.
Sebastian's legs are already displacing his hip joint and there is a high likelihood that this tension will start to bend the bones in his legs - without an operation he will need a wheelchair to get around.
Sebastian needs £75,000 for an operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy.
If Sebastian were able to have the operation and ongoing rehabilitation, it would make a world of difference to all our lives. Based on previous prodcedures, there is a very good chance that Sebastian would be able to run, jump, ride a bike and never need a wheelchair and lead a more normal life.(Article from Stray FM)