On 26th June 2015 Hannah had the life changing SDR operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Hannah is 10 years old and was born 10 weeks prematurely which resulted in her being diagnosed with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy at the age of 18 months. This type of palsy affects her lower limbs, along with her balance and mobility on a daily basis. This means, she can only walk with the aid of special leg splints, and a walking frame. She also uses a wheelchair.
Hannah is a determined little girl, who tries hard every day to do physical things that are easy for a child who doesn't have any physical problems.
On the 26th June 2015, Hannah had the life changing operation, Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) This reduced spasticity (tight and stiff muscle tone) in Hannah legs. The surgery involved cutting the dorsal nerve roots to reduce muscle spasms in her lower limbs. Acheive long term reduction in spasticity, improve her function and mobility. Increase her personal independence and also increase the range of motion and improve positioning.
This surgery has ultimately improved Hannah's balance and mobility and now she can walk unaided. She no longer suffers with pain that she used to get on a daily basis in her legs and feet while trying to walk.
Hannah has been attending Kids Physio Works twice a week for 2 hour sessions each time since May 2015 and has been working really really hard to build up her muscles so that she can walk better and do the things she has always dreamed of doing. This is Hannah's dream to be like her friends and to be able to run around with them and play games.
Thank you, to you all for your help so far and your very kind generosity. It really is appreciated and we are very grateful!
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