22 Jul 2021
I'm excited to announce that I am stepping up for STEPtember 2021 to
move together for cerebral palsy! My goal is to take 10'000 steps each day during STEPtember.
Every 20 hours, an Australian
child is born with cerebral palsy, resulting from damage to the developing
brain. Whether it’s through early intervention, life-changing technology and
equipment, or ground-breaking research, by stepping up we can help to improve
the lives of children and adults living with cerebral palsy.
Let me introduce you to such a child - the beautiful Harper. Cheyanne (Supermum of Harper) experienced a placenta abruption whilst pregnant with Harper and had to have an emergency caesarean. Harper was resuscitated 3 times due to complete detachment of the placenta, which caused a loss of blood and oxygen to her vitals.
Due to Harper’s birth, Harper has received a formal diagnoses of Severe Spastic Dystonic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly and Epilepsy. Which means Harper’s ability to do everyday tasks such as speak, walk and crawl are all non existent.
This fundraiser will specifically help to purchase specially designed toys to assist with the learning and development of children's limited motor skills and other vital research which help with giving Harper, and others like Harper, improve their quality of life.