Megans SDR Dream

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

  • $7,761.00 donated
  • 115 generous donors

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

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In Need Disability Treatment

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 much better and a life without a walking frame or wheelchair.

http://www.stlouischildrens.org/our-services/center-cerebral-palsy-spasticity/about-selective-dorsal-rhizotomy-sdr

pay for Surgery costs, equipment. physiotherapy, flights accomod

Page created by:

Megan Hodgkinson

Individual
Waikato

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.

All funds raised benefit:

Megan Hodgkinson

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Melissa Hodgkinson on behalf of Megan Hodgkinson.

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This cause page was created on 30 Aug 2017 and closes at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 01 Mar 2018.

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