Shepherd's Journey with CP

Our little fighter Shepherd was born at 38 weeks on the 18th of April 2017 and had a stroke in Utero. The stroke affected most of the left side of his brain which controls the right side of the body and is the home of the language center. Speaking, listening, reading, writing are all things powered by the left hemisphere of the brain. As a result of Shepherd's stroke, he is diagnosed with Spastic Right Hemiplegia which is a form of Cerebral Palsy. This is a neuromuscular condition that results in the muscles on one side of the body being in a constant state of contraction. Because of the stroke, from birth we were told he would "most likely" never walk or talk due to the amount and location of the brain damage Fast forward to today, and many hours of therapy, love and support, he is our little warrior man and getting stronger everyday. As any parent, we want the best for our Shep and unfortunately as Shepherd turns 1, the funding from Cerebral Palsy Alliance stops and we need your help to continue his early intervention therapies. Currently at physio and OT, Shep is working very hard on how to sit up on his own and clap his hands, something that should come naturally and 'easily' to him. Daris and I would like to stress how uncomfortable we are to be asking for financial help and want to be completely transparent. I do not work as I need to care for Shepherd and his needs. Your generosity will help -Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy until NDIS application is approved for Early Intervention -Future Mobility Costs (Gaint Trainer/Walker from $3000) -Braces, Splints and other types of development equipment that is not covered by insurance -Botox Injections -NAPA (Neurological and Physical Abilitation) a block of intensive therapy for 4 hours a day, 5 days a week for 3 weeks costing just under $10 000 -Any of Sheps future operations ( that is not covered by insurance) If you can help out our family at this time we will be forever grateful…. Daris, Sarita and Shepherd x

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  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 6 mos
  • Angela Yong 
    • $30 
    • 6 mos
  • Barbara Greaves 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
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Organizer

Sarita S 
Organizer
Stanhope Gardens NSW
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