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£55,000 needed to help Molly walk unaided
5:00pm Saturday 16th June 2012 in News
TWO Broadway parents are trying to raise £55,000 to fund a lifechanging operation for their three-year-old daughter.
Molly Grove, who has spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, hopes to have the specialist operation in America this year to enable her to walk unaided for the first time in her life.
Molly’s dad, Richard Grove, said: “It’s hard to explain how heartbreaking it is to see your bright, fun-loving, happy daughter in pain and frustrated.
“She has got to the stage where she is asking why she can’t walk – which is difficult to explain to a three-year-old.
“This operation will change Molly’s life forever.”
The specialist selective dorsal rhizotomy procedure is carried out at St Louis Hospital in Missouri and reduces tightness in the muscles, making it easier for patients to increase strength with therapy and exercise.
And donations have already begun to flow in with £500 coming from Timothy Lea and Griffiths estate agents in Evesham.
Becky Lamb, Molly’s mum, said she was so grateful for their help. “The amount they have given is a lot of money.
“We need to raise this money.
It’s just so important Molly has this operation.”
To get the fund-raising going, the family has arranged a sponsored walk to Broadway Tower on Sunday, July 15, at 2pm.
Anyone who would like to take part can turn up at the starting point at the Green or call 01386 852911 for a sponsorship form.
The charity Cauldwell Children has also been supporting the family. Anyone wishing to support the cause can call 01782 600867, donate online at justgiv ing.com/mollysmission2walk or text MOLL55£ followed by the amount they wish to donate to 70070. Charity spokesman Trudi Beswick said: “We really believe in the difference the SDR treatment can make to a child’s life and want to help in any way we can to get Molly the treatment she needs.”