My work colleague Lucy and her family are raising money to help fund life-enhancing therapies to help her son Theo. Theo was born at full term but suffered a complicated birth by emergency Caesarean section where he was starved of oxygen for a considerable amount of time. After several attempts at resuscitation, ventilation, 72 hours of cooling and pneumonia, Theo has survived to tell the tale.
Gorgeous little Theo now lives with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, secondary dystonia and cortical visual impairment. Theo’s family are aiming to raise £50,000 in order to pay for special therapies and equipment that Theo can use to help him move better and learn to play. And so to help Lucy in her fundraising efforts we recently held a cake sale at work with the promise that the company would match what we raised. We also held a pub quiz in the local, with our resident company quiz master. We raised just over £900 which was a fantastic effort from everyone and I’m sure we’ll raise even more next time to help Theo with his progress.
Every little bit that we can raise will help towards Lucy’s target. For more information about Theo and his progress, visit his page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1411664319070885/ or if you would like to donate, please visit wwww.justgiving.com/thinkingoftheo