Sadly, Leila has recently been diagnosed with severe Scoliosis, which if not treated, will not only end her career as a gymnast , but would be life changing. Worryingly, given the rate of progression of the curve in her spine, if not treated immediately she will be outside the parameters for treatment.
If she fuses, she loses.
Treatment in the UK for Leila is complicated by the fact that she also has a growth hormone deficiency and the only treatment option here is to fuse her spine, but if she does that she will never grow.
Our research has led us to a breakthrough treatment called Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) which is available in continental Europe and the US. It was recently featured on the BBC. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-43642062
Leila would be really encouraged to know that you have her back, and we as parents would be eternally grateful for any donation, but regardless she would love it if you would share her campaign with your social networks.
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