Welcome to Daniel’s fundraising page. With the amazing support of family, friends and the community, we have raised a massive £55,000 for an operation to give Daniel a chance to walk. Daniel had his operation on Friday 21st February at Great Ormond Street hospital. The operation went really well and Daniel is now discharged from hospital and is on the road to recovery. We are now continuing to raise funds for ongoing physiotherapy to make the most of his chance. Please donate what you can to help change this wonderful boy’s life.
Daniel is 6 years old & lives in Guildford, Surrey with his little brother Dexter, and his parents, Catherine & Simon. Daniel has spastic cerebral palsy, which means his muscles are very tight, and he can’t stand or walk unaided, so he uses a walking frame or his wheelchair to get around.Watch Video
Life can be frustrating for Daniel, as he needs adult help to do so many things that other children take for granted. Despite the hard work involved with everyday life, and despite the many hours spent doing therapy or in hospital waiting rooms, Daniel is a cheerful little boy with a real zest for life. He loves learning and he is thriving in his mainstream primary school, St Thomas of Canterbury.
There is no cure for cerebral palsy, but Daniel has been offered hope in the form of a life changing operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR). SDR followed by intensive therapy could give Daniel far better mobility, and greatly increase his independence, as well as making him generally more comfortable and reducing the need for orthopaedic surgery in the future. We need to raise a huge £55,000 to allow Daniel to have his operation, and to contribute towards his physiotherapy and rehabilitation afterwards.
Please help us to give Daniel this chance to take his ‘big step’.