We awarded Tanya Davis-Walkden, Acting Business Development Manager at CareTech plc, with a Community Grant to ensure a family friend, Heidi-Lou, could undergo a life-changing operation.
Heidi-Lou’s family have undertaken several fundraising challenges to raise funds for this hugely important operation. So far, they have managed to raise half of the £25,000 they require.
Heidi-Lou has Quad cerebral palsy and will need several further operations and the funds raised from this campaign were used for a critical operation, which will allow her to have greater freedom and reduce the pain she experiences.
Tanya was keen to support Heidi-Lou, to ensure she could have this life-changing surgery and was extremely pleased with the help she received from the Foundation. Quadriplegia is a form of cerebral palsy that is characterized by the lack of the ability to move or feel both arms, both legs, and other parts of the body affected. Quadriplegia in cerebral palsy is caused by an injury to the spinal cord, which sends messages to body parts important for movement and sensation.