TJ to have an operation to walk

Hi my name is Maggie mcdaid. I'm doing a skydive in aid of TJ Needham. The story began when Claire, Tjs mum went for her big scan at 30 weeks which should have been done at 24/26 weeks it was an error in the Hospital system. Claire and partner Jay were told terrible news on that day, That the baby was very badly deformed and would have no quality of life, because her brain was badly swollen., and they could not see her spine. Her mum Claire was told that her best option would be to go to England and abort her precious baby. But Claire decided not to give up and continued her pregnancy hoping that everything would be OK. It was a very hard and stressful wait for the couple and TJ their little angel was born on 7th October 2020. She is a young lady who has severe spina bifida meningococcal. The doctors had said that she will only live a few hours. The couple were planning the baby's funeral. And then the miracle happened and TJ is very much with them and they are giving her the best quality of life. Doctors told them TJ wouldn't be able to move her legs but now she can swing them around . However to improve and be able to walk TJ requires the best possible physiotherapy and unfortunately in Ireland these types of treatments are 10/20 years behind. The parents looked for treatments abroad which they have found in Hungary and the USA. The treatment and all the special equipment for TJ will cost €40,000 so this is what they are aiming for. To date 30+ has been raised but they need more. Anyone that can support/donate in anyway no matter how little would be so much appreciated and could create the best possible life for TJ their little Angel
  • Margaret McDaid 
    • €364 
    • 8 d
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    • €100 
    • 1 mo
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    • €50 
    • 1 mo
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    • €50 
    • 1 mo
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    • €300 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer and beneficiary

Maggie McDaid 
Organizer
County Donegal
Claire Mc Daid 
Beneficiary