Girl with Cerebral Palsy Could Use Some Help.
Family of girl with cerebral palsy fundraise for life-changing operation
NHS allegedly turned down Sophie Sharman’s hopes for a potentially life-changing operation that would allow her to walk.
Sophie Sharman Photo: ITV News Central
The family of a girl from Bedworth in Warwickshire, who suffers from cerebral palsy, have told ITV News Central they will try to fund surgery which could help her walk, after being turned down by the NHS.
At eight weeks old Sophie Sharman was diagnosed with cerebral palsy by her doctors. Sophie is now 11, and the condition affects her ability to control her muscles and movements.
Her mother, Natalie Rider, 33, said her daughter needs full-time care.
She can not sit unaided, she can not walk unaided. We have to take care of her 24 hours, 7 days a week. Changing, dressing, bathing and feeding.
– Natalie Rider, Sophie’s mum.
NHS stands for National Health Service in the United Kingdom. Maybe “social medicine” only means some people get medical care. While these government agencies that are the hopes and dreams of so many around the world, for the people who actually are dependent upon society to literally take care of them, medicine is rather limited. It’s appalling as you see young healthy individuals who are capable of taking care of themselves receive their health care and medicine, the truly needy get turned down. In Britain, a politician recently said to an interviewer that he thinks babies and children with disabilities should be put down, no different than culling the sheep when they’re born with physical or mental issues. With those kinds of people being elected to lead us, and putting like-minded into positions of power over healthcare decisions, where do you think society is going? It’s a tragic turn for certain. We hope the people open their eyes to the evil popping up amongst us. It must be stopped.
Here’s what the hospital explained about Sophie being turned down for her surgery request:
“Changes to funding arrangements mean this treatment is no longer available on the NHS. But we continue to meet with the family as they explore self-funding Sophie’s surgery.” – Nottingham University Hospitals Trust
Sophie’s family says they need raise between £10,000 and £12,000 to pay for Sophie’s operation. Natalie, Sophie’s mother, said the whole family is devastated the NHS will no longer fund the surgery but they refuse to give up.
According to Natalie, Sophie’s mother, the surgery “…has been hailed like a miracle operation. Children with cerebral palsy are getting up and learning to walk.”
Sophie’s family has been forced to appeal on social media, asking for donations. Next month, they are holding a charity auction to raise funds.
Sign the petition to Help Sophie Get Her Operation
Here’s the story: http://www.itv.com/news/central/2014-05-29/family-of-girl-with-cerebral-palsy-fundraise-for-life-changing-operation/
Here’s DailyMail’s story on NHS withdrawing offer to fund Sophie’s life-changing surgery.
‘The NHS will fund boob jobs but not surgery to help my little girl walk’: Mother’s anger after daughter, 10, is denied op due to budget cuts
- Sophie Sharman has cerebral palsy and is unable to walk unaided
- She was offered surgery on the NHS which could have helped her walk
- The offer was then withdrawn because of budget cuts within the NHS
- Her mother, Natalie Rider, says the offer would not have been withdrawn if Sophie had not missed one of her pre-surgery hospital appointments
- She only missed it because her mother was rushed to hospital for surgery
- Ms Rider is now appealing the decision but if this fails she will have to raise £30,000 to pay for the operation herself
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2572029/The-NHS-fund-boob-jobs-not-surgery-help-little-girl-walk-Mothers-anger-daughter-10-denied-op-budget-cuts.html#ixzz33DIN3RDq
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