Raising money for MAES Therapy

On April 22 I will be running the London Marathon to raise money for MAES Therapy.

I will be running for my niece, Jazz. Born in September 2016 at 29 weeks, about three months early, she spent her first months in hospital and has since, despite being small in size, shown huge courage and strength in overcoming numerous challenges.

As a result of a small blood clot early in her life, Jazz has been showing symptoms of Cerebral Palsy, a neuro-developmental condition that affects her control over her muscles. At this early stage, we are only just beginning to discover what this might mean for Jazz and her future. However, what we do know, is that the course this condition takes can be influenced significantly by the therapy she has access to - of course alongside the support, positivity and strength of her incredibly loving parents and family!

MAES Therapy ( maestherapy.com/ ) specialises in the treatment of children with movement and coordination difficulties caused by a variety of conditions (Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s palsy, acquired head injury etc.) The aim of MAES is to help children with neuro-developmental movement disorders achieve their maximum potential by providing the highest quality specialist physical therapy.

MAES is in its infancy in terms of being widely known about, funded or researched. When my sister and brother in-law accidentally came across it they were instantly fascinated with, and attracted to, its unique ethos and are desperate for more people to know about it and be able to get access to it. Jazz has shown huge progress in the few months she’s been seeing the team at MAES, who not only provide therapy to Jazz but information and ongoing support to everyone involved in her care. The money raised would be used to train therapists in the UK as well as in developing countries, to increase the knowledge and clinical expertise and consequently help many more children with Cerebral Palsy and their families. It would also help fund the four free treatment sessions MAES offers to families new to the treatment to help them better understand how it can work for their child.

As you can tell, this is a cause very close to me and my families heart! Anything you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Donations

  • Ella Walker 
    • £60 
    • 27 mos
  • Sam Collingridge 
    • £20 
    • 27 mos
  • Vivienne Taylor 
    • £50 
    • 27 mos
  • Sarah LEWIS 
    • £500 
    • 27 mos
  • Charlie Acors 
    • £20 
    • 27 mos
See all

Organizer

Portia Webb 
Organizer
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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