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Megans SDR Dream

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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.

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

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.


Latest donations

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 12 Dec 2018

    $100

    So thrilled to watch your rehab on FB. I cry pretty much every time. :-)

    $100

  • Michael

    Michael on 16 Jul 2018

    $25

    I hope the rehabilitation is going well, all the best

    $25

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 13 Jul 2018

    $100

    $100

  • Denise

    Denise on 26 Jun 2018

    $20

    Go Megan - you are a star!

    $20

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 23 Jun 2018

    $20

    $20

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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“I hope the rehabilitation is going well, all the best”
“Go Megan - you are a star!”
“It was a privilege to meet you in person when you knocked on our door a few weeks back selling chocolate bars. Your fundraising efforts are amazing and every cent is well deserved. I'm happy to donate for a 3rd time (excluding the chocolate bar!). All the best”
“Sounds like a fantastic effort congratulations on all your hard work getting to here”
“Go with grace and peace”
“All the best!”
“Wish you all the best!”
“All the best with your upcoming operation Megan from the Cheeki Cherries team.”
“Praying for you and your family Megan ❤️ You're a very strong girl and I admire you for that, God bless 🌸”
“Wish you all the best for your operation Megan :)”
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