I would like to introduce my readers to a very special little girl. This is Izzy. She is 10 years old and is my partner Neil's niece.
Izzy was born with cerebral palsy due to a premature birth which was a big shock to all the family. Despite this she has grown into a beautiful and bubbly little girl. Everyone who meets Izzy instantly falls in love with her because she is just such a sweetie. Sadly Izzy has never been able to walk unaided and mostly uses a wheelchair to get around but even so she has been so brave and got on with her life just like all her friends. Even though she is only 10 she is a huge inspiration to me and other family members because of her attitude to life.
So imagine the scene. Dawn (Izzy's mum) and Izzy had an appointment with spine surgery consultant a few weeks back to discuss a life changing operation that would enable Izzy to walk. The 50 mile journey to the hospital was made with hope and excitement. When they got there the consultant told them that Izzy would benefit from the operation but it's no longer funded on the NHS and would cost £10,000 which us as a family would have to pay. As you can imagine Izzy is devastated. All she wants more than anything in the world is to be able to walk and run with her friends. As a family we do not have that kind of money but we will do everything we can to raise the funds to get Izzy walking. Neil is running a half marathon tomorrow and Dawn and her son Joshua are also doing a 10k run to help raise funds too.
If any of my kind readers are touched by this story and would like to help us and donate even as little as £2 we would be so grateful. Dawn has set up a fundraising page and so far has raised £700 in a week which is absolutely amazing. We cannot thank everyone who is helping enough. This means the world to Izzy and all of us who love her.
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