Unfortunately Keira suffered birth trauma due to a placental abruption, she was still born and it took the doctors 15 mins to ressusitate her and 2 shots of adrenaline. Keira was in nicu (intensive care) for 5 weeks, from the age of 24 hours Keira started developing seizures, which she still has. Keira now has spastic athetoid quadriplejic cerebral palsy and epilepsy.
From the age of 6 months Keira has been doing physiotherapy and occupational therapy weekly, her therapists are amazed at her ability to learn and her patience when doing so. For the past 2 years we have been doing intensive therrasuit therapy with her and we can see a marked improvement in her progress - both motor skills and cognitive. Keira's weekly therapists are also very confident about these therapies and have seen vast improvements. Before Keira's first intensive therapy (age 2) she was unable to sit unaided and was just mastering how to roll over. Keira can now sit unaided and is also able to play on her own or with her little brother, this was an unthinkable task before the therapy. She is also now able to crawl (bunny hop) which gives her the freedom she needs to explore.
Keira is now at a stage where she wants to stand up and climb. We feel that with alot of dedication with these therapies Keira will achieve her goal of standing and also hopefully walk one day. Unfortunately these therapies are very expensive and not funded for. We need all the help you guys can give us to help Keira in her progression.
We are planning on doing a 40 dive session of HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) then straight after do a 3 week session of intensive therrasuit therapy. We plan on doing this in Florida at Innovative childrens therapy as they are right next door to the HBOT therapy and there is a Ronald Macdonald house nearby for accommodation.
We would like to take this opportunity in thanking you for all your support the biggest thank you coming from Keira herself, without your support none of this would be possible.
Please feel free to ask me for any information you require about Keira and her condition.
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