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Children With Scoliosis & Cerebral Palsy

Scoliosis is a disorder in which there is a curvature of the spine. If the curvature changes, it can lead to severe health problems and be life threatening. Children with cerebral palsy are prone to developing scoliosis due to muscle weakness and limited movement. In izmir we know around 90 Syrian children with cerebral palsy and scoliosis. And they're not...

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Total raised
£1,705.46

Target
£10,000.00

17%

Donations accepted until 31-01-2018

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Children With Scoliosis & Cerebral Palsy

Scoliosis is a disorder in which there is a curvature of the spine. If the curvature changes, it can lead to severe health problems and be life threatening. Children with cerebral palsy are prone to developing scoliosis due to muscle weakness and limited movement.

In izmir we know around 90 Syrian children with cerebral palsy and scoliosis. And they're not getting any support.

Meet Fatouse

Fatouse is 13yrs old with severe scoliosis. 2 years ago Fatouse's spine was normal, today it is curved at over 40 degrees, deteriorating at a rate of 2 degrees per month. If the curving increases over 60 degrees it will be life threatening. Between 60-80 degrees breathing is difficult and it becomes too much pressure on the heart, it’s fatal.

Thankfully, scoliosis is treatable. The goal is to prevent the spine from curving further and involves physio and using braces.

However here, there's no formal support.

And then there’s Mohammad. Mohammad is a Syrian physiotherapist, with a family, working full time, and in his spare time treating 9 children like Fatouse.

But it's not enough. The children need 3-4hrs of physio each week, and there's 80 more children needing treatment.
 

What's Needed

We're supporting the TIAFI community centre in Izmir & the implementation of a long term care program.

£10,000 will mean ALL 90-90 children will get 3-4hrs of treatment each week for the next 2 years. It's very important this is a long term commitment.

This works out at £100 per child! It's nothing when you consider the impact it will have on their lives.

Funds raised beyond the target will enable us to provide any additional support to families.

Event date

13-July-2017 - 
30-December-2017

Event type

children with scoliosis & cerebral palsy

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thetribetrurkey@gmail.com

Activity log

Donation by Anonymous
on 02/08/2017
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 02/08/2017
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 01/08/2017
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
I will pray for your family lots of love X sorry I couldn't donate more.
Donation by Jen Zeb
on 01/08/2017
£ 10.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 01/08/2017
£ 22.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
I hope she gets well. Hugs and prayers for you, lovely, sweet girl
Donation by Mari
on 01/08/2017
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 30/07/2017
Donation by Simon Burnett
on 22/07/2017
£ 60.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
with love xxx
Donation by Clare
on 22/07/2017
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
Thank you!!! God bless you!!!
Donation by Anonymous
on 20/07/2017

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £1,705.46
Direct donations:(offline) £0.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£0.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£0.00
Total Raised: £1,705.46
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£1,894.21

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