Joshua's Home Page

Welcome to Joshua's web page, created by his parents (Tara and David) to keep you updated about Joshua and his progress and to help explain why we decided to fund raise.

This is Joshua (taken Summer 2012), he is a gorgeous 4 year old boy, who loves playing rough, swinging, swimming, singing, in fact anything musical and giggling.
 
Being born 6 weeks early, Josh suffered a loss of oxygen which resulted in extensive bilateral brain damage, bringing with it many medical issues, that being, we don't want anything to stand in his way of development achieving his full potential.
 
Joshua attends Stephen Hawking Special School. The staff there are all wonderful, well trained and really get to know the kids as people, individuals with their own personalities, likes and dislikes (just like anybody else). They help Josh take part in physical activity (swinging, rocking, bouncing on the ball and spinning board) and learning skills (working in dark room for vision development, using switches play, painting, eating) everyday.
  
Everybody has heard of the term 'Current Economic Climate' and knows that it affects us all. But did you realise that this is especially so for kids like Josh where essential services are being cut back further and further. He receives a 6 week block of Physiotherapy 3-4 times a year and the same for Hydrotherapy - both of which we are extremely grateful for, these therapists work closely with his class staff ensuring they know how to carry out his daily programme of stretches and activities.
But we don't think this is enough. That is why we started to look around, find out what other therapies, services and support was available. This was how we found the Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy and Snowdrop for Brain Injured Children. 

Both charities help children with their development and each push the children to achieve their full potential.  

With the help of charities and fundraising we have managed to fund 5 blocks of Bobath Therapy and have had a Snowdrop assessment.  We have also part funded a special bed and a p-pod chair for Josh to relax in.  

The donate button below will take you directly to BT My Donate, this money is paid directly to Bobath - safe a secure transactions.  

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