One Dollar Warriors Fight for Hugo

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Meet Hugo,

Hugo is three and has spastic quadriplegia, a type of cerebral palsy which means both his arms and legs are very tight, making walking and other simple tasks difficult and painful.

Currently, he gets around in a wheelchair with help from his mum Kerry, but that could all change thanks to a life-changing surgery in the United States.

Hugo has been accepted to undergo Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery in America

If Hugo and his family can raise the funds needed to have the surgery, it should help him function in a more natural normal way, giving hope that he will eventually walk instead of being confined to a wheelchair.

The spinal surgery, known as Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR), is currently unavailable in New Zealand but has been performed at St Louis Children's Hospital in Missouri for several years.

While Hugo struggles to walk by himself, due to his cerebral palsy, he is a happy, vibrant child according to his family.

The procedure, pioneered by Dr. Tae Sung Park, involves cutting some of the sensory nerve fibres that come from the muscles and enter the spinal cord.

While it's a fairly invasive procedure, out of the more than 3000 operations performed at the hospital, only four patients had suffered mild complications.

Hugo is set to have the surgery in March, so they don’t have long to raise the 60,000. They have already been fundraising and have nearly reached the 30k mark.

With our help, Hugo can take a giant leap towards raising the amount needed to change his life forever.

If you wish to donate directly to Hugo you can do so using the bank details below.

03-0547-0023249-00 -- Adventurous Hugo 

 


 

 

 

 

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