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Help Harry to Walk One Day

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We need to raise $150,000 to get Harry to America for a "life changing" surgery to give him the best chance of walking independently.

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Help Harry to Walk One Day

Hi Everyone

We are setting up this page to help the amazing wee ‘Harry Finch’ who has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy since he was 6 weeks old. Ollie (his twin brother) and Harry got Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) when they were in Bex’s tummy which caused them to be born prematurely at 29 weeks. Unfortunately Harry had 2 seizures when he was born, due to the stress he was under from being the donor twin.

He has Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy in the muscles in his legs, making walking and other things difficult and sometimes painful. Harry has just turned 3, but because of this disability, despite how smart and determined he is, he is not yet able to stand or walk independently.

Hayden and Bex (Harry’s parents) have recently learned that he has been accepted for surgery at St Louis Children’s Hospital in Missouri, USA called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR), which will eliminate his spasticity in his legs and allow him the best chance to walk independently – totally life changing!!!! The journey is very expensive and will cost the family approximately $150,000. Hayden and Bex will do all it takes to give Harry the best opportunity to walk, play and do all the things that his twin brother Ollie and his friends can do.

It is highly recommended that the surgery is performed between the ages of 2-4 for this surgery to be of benefit. Harry would need intensive physiotherapy for up to two years post op, 5 days a week for the first 6-12 months following surgery and then would hopefully reduce over time.

Unfortunately, the surgery and physio to follow is not funded here in NZ, so to make this a reality we need to raise $150,000 and get him to America as soon as we possibly can. (We are still waiting to hear the date of the surgery)

Harry is an incredible wee man, who inspires all of us every day with his strength, determination, friendly, kind and loving personality. He bravely faces his challenges every day with a happy, determined spirit. We couldn’t be prouder of him. Harry tells his mum and dad, on a daily bases that he “wants to walk one day”.

If you feel you can afford to “Give A Little” to get Harry the help he needs, you would really be helping to change Harry’s life.

Best Wishes

Emma Hammond (Harry’s Aunty)

Alun (AK) and Sharla Kennedy (Close friends of Hayden and Bex)

Page created by:

Emma Hammond

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Southland

I am Harry's Aunty and want to help raise $150,000 to help him get surgery so he can walk

All funds raised go to:

  • Dugdale Charitable Trust

    Providing an opportunity for people to work together to 'make a difference' in the lives of others

“All the best with getting Harry to the States.xx”
“All the best from all of us at waipiata country hotel”
“Merry Christmas, best wishes”
“Go well young chap”
“I hope the surgery works out and I pray the child can walk in the future!”
“Good luck From the Team and supporters behind The Dunedin Casino Pride of the South charity Boxing event! Thank you to those who donated and participated in the Charity auctions on the night! You have inspired many and we are all excited to see your progress Cheers mate!”
“Thank you to everyone who came along to this night.”
“My colleague Charlotte ran for your courageous wee boy, love and prayer coming at ya.”
“Inspired by Charlotte Quin running the Goat in your honour tomorrow. Safe travels little champ xx”
“Wishing you all the best. What a sweet wee man and precious family you have.”
  • $109,692.30 donated
  • 267 generous donors

$109,692 donated

$150,000

  Donate This fundraiser page was created on 03 Aug 2018 and closes at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 03 Aug 2019.

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