• BEN BADDELEY: APPEAL TO FUND PHYSIOTHERAPY

  • The parents of a Staffordshire boy who underwent a life-changing operation have said they need to raise £16,000 to fund his physiotherapy.

    Nine-year-old Ben Baddeley, from Silverdale, has cerebral palsy.

    An operation carried out in July to enable him to walk more easily was paid for by an anonymous donor after NHS funding was withdrawn.

    His mother Amy said: “The better Ben gets the more physiotherapy he needs and the more money we need.”

    She said Ben now needs after care three times a week, with each hour-long session costing £150.

    The three-hour selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) operation was conducted at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre.

    Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-30665738