This page has been set up by caring friends to aid a beautiful family who require specialised medical treatment for their young son.
I'm a wife & mother to 3 beautiful children aged 8, 6 & 3. I'm from Kalgoorlie, however settled in Perth with my husband 10 years ago.
I'm a close family friend of Malcolm, Leanne, Jasmine & Cooper. We met 16 years ago when traveling overseas & have done many trips together including traveling around Australia for 4 months. We all live in Perth & our daughters are best friends. I occasionally help look after Cooper to give Leanne & Malcolm a break.
For those of you who have met Cooper Healey, you will know that this cute little boy with his cheeky smile has not had an easy start to life. Cooper arrived 7 weeks early on 31 August 2015 by emergency cesarean after he had his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck 3 times. This has resulted in various physical and neurological conditions including Spastic Quadraplegic Cerebral Palsy, Dystonia, Epilepsy and Severe Visual Impairment and thus Cooper suffers from severe developmental delays and requires constant care.
Cooper is however lucky enough to have the most amazing and devoted parents in Leanne and Malcolm, such a loving and caring sister Jasmine along with a fantastic support network but despite this Cooper could greatly benefit from specialised physiotherapy.
NAPA, a world renowned therapy centre has just announced it will be doing a one off 'pop up centre' in Perth next year and will be offering its intensive physiotherapy programs for the first time in WA. Any future sessions would involve travelling to the NAPA Centre Austrlia in Sydney.
The funds will be spent on 3 x NAPA intensive therapy sessions which run for 3 weeks, including travelling to Sydney & accommodation expenses. It's an application process (almost like a lottery) as to when they'll be accepted throughout the year. For the first time ever NAPA is setting up a 'Pop Up' session in Perth for 3 weeks starting 29th Jan. They were lucky enough to be accepted! The cost is $7800 USD for this session. Future sessions will involve travelling to Sydney.
These programs will be personalised for Cooper and include combinations of occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech therapy to help develop his communication and basic gross motor skills such as rolling, crawling and sitting with the hope of eventually leading onto walking or even running!
Working with Cooper's current needs and goals the programs involve treatment sessions of 2-6 hours a day, 5 days a week over a three week period. In order for Cooper to reach his full potential it is recommended to attend these intensives 2-3 times a year.
This specialised medical treatment is inevitably very costly and the funds raised on this page will be greatly appreciated and will go directly towards the expense of Cooper's intensive programs.
I plan on transferring the monies to Leanne & Malcolm's account in order to pay for NAPA & the expenses involved.
Thank you very much for your support .
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- Jax Lenny Flamm