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Megans SDR Dream

Closed Cause page created in the Kiwi Kids category by Megan Hodgkinson for "Megan Hodgkinson"

$24,385 donated
Given by 580 generous donors in over a year

Help us get Megan to St Louis Childrens Hospital USA for life changing SDR surgery. Help Megan walk better.

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We are raising money to help our daughter Megan get to St Louis Childrens hospital for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy surgury (SDR),

Megan was born 8 weeks premature and spent 7 weeks in NICU, This caused Megan to have Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy.

Megan uses a walker to walk and poles for very short distances. she is needing to use a wheelchair to get around school now and is rapidly losing her ability to walk.

WHAT is Spastic Diplegia CP?

Spastic cerebral palsy is the most common type of cerebral palsy. The muscles of people with spastic cerebral palsy feel stiff and their movements may look stiff and jerky.

Spasticity is increased muscle tone. This results in stiff muscles which can make movement difficult or even impossible.

Muscles appear stiff because the messages to the muscles are sent incorrectly through the damaged part of the brain.

Megan has been accepted for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery at St Louis Childrens hospital in Missouri, USA in May 2018.

the cost involved is $120,000 this cost will cover her surgical costs,equipment, travel, accomodation and 2 years rehabilitation post op.

SDR surgery is not available here in New Zealand.

SDR is not funded & rehabilitation is not funded.

SDR will enable Megan to have a much better quality of life without spastic muscles and enabling her to stand and walk without a walking frame or wheelchair.

Megan Hodgkinson's involvement (page creator)

We are Megan's family raising funds for Megan to get the SDR Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy surgery not funded in New Zealand. All funds raised go to Megan for her surgery, travel expenses, and rehabilitation.

Use of funds

Funds raised will go towards surgery costs, equipment. physiotherapy, flights, accomodation and also post op rehabilitation for a min of 2 years.

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Latest update

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Standing tall  15 August 2018

Posted by: Melissa Hodgkinson

A huge life changing thankyou to every single person who has donated to help Megan stand tall for the first time in her life. ❤️

We are still funding rehabilitation 3 to 5 times every week for the next two years minimum to build new connections in her brain and get stronger and learn to walk better.

❤️Thankyou everyone ❤️

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Guest Donor on 12 Dec 2018
So thrilled to watch your rehab on FB. I cry pretty much every time. :-)
Michael on 16 Jul 2018
I hope the rehabilitation is going well, all the best
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Guest Donor on 13 Jul 2018
Denise on 26 Jun 2018
Go Megan - you are a star!
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Guest Donor on 23 Jun 2018

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Created by Megan Hodgkinson, paying to a verified bank account of Melissa Hodgkinson on behalf of Megan Hodgkinson

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