Help Millie move and play with other children

Hi everyone! My name is Millie, and I am 2 years old. Well technically I am 21 months old... I was born 3 months early at 28 weeks and spent 3 months in intensive care fighting for my life.

Because I was born so early, I am deaf in both ears and can't talk yet. I have a severe development delay and cerebral palsy which affects all of my limbs. I am unable to sit or stand independently, but I work extremely hard at my physio every day to build up my strength. We don't know whether I will ever be able to walk, but I will certainly try my hardest.

The one thing I want to do more than anything in the world, is to play with my friends when we go out. But because of my disabilities I have to stay in my pram, which is really upsetting for me. 

So mummy asked my occupational therapist if I could be assessed for a Tiny Trax. We weren't sure if I would be able to manage it as I am the smallest and youngest child she has ever had for assessment!

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But I absolutely smashed it and everyone was really blown away with my level of understanding. The Tiny Trax is a bit like a cool electric wheel chair. It looks just like a car, which I control using a stick. It even has headlights! The car will last until I am 10 years old so I would also be able to use it at school, which is so exciting.  It will help with my co-ordination, arm movements and understanding. And because my brain is still growing, the sooner I can afford it, the bigger impact it will have.

I have added a video and some pictures of me trying out the Tiny Trax for the very first time, at my local hospital below. 

You can see from my face how much I loved using it! Especially driving away from mummy!! So now we have full support of our NHS team in sourcing the Tiny Trax, I need your help to raise £6,777, to be able to buy one.

Whatever you can give will get me a step closer to making my dream of playing with my friends a reality. Thank you for reading my story – I hope you can help :) 

Lots of love, Millie xx 


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  • Thanh Yung 
    • £100 
    • 7 d
  • raminder sarna 
    • £50 
    • 9 d
  • Anonymous 
    • £25 
    • 10 d
  • Stuart Whitehead 
    • £20 
    • 13 d
  • Edward Allcock 
    • £10 
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Organizer

Laura Young 
Organizer
Nottingham, East Midlands, United Kingdom
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