antonny's Chance 2 Walk" is raising funds to give Antonny a chance for a pain free and independent life. Please help make this dream a reality.
antonny is our wonderful 8 year old little boy. antonny suffered from a lack of oxygen shortly after birth and as a result he has Cerebral Palsy. We are raising money for antonny to have a life changing procedure called "Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy" (SDR),. The operation will provide an independent life and Future for antonny
We are hoping to raise $100,000US for the surgery & $50,000 for the cost of post-op therapy/rehab. This operation will give Antonny the opportunity of a life time, the chance 2 walk unaided, and pain free. All Antonnyn wants is to be able to run after his brother and sister, to play tag with his friends and play on a team sport.
Antonny is a loving & funny 6 years old little boy who has Spastic diplegia Cerebral Palsy. Spastic CP affects motor function and the ability to coordinate muscles properly, this is because of spasticity (tight,and rigid muscles). Diplegia means that his legs are primarily affected. After researching treatment options available to treat Antonny's spasticity, we came across an operation called Selective Dorsal
The Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy surgery consists of locating the nerve roots in the spine that are very spastic and cutting them. Ultimately this will result in eliminating Antonny's spasticity permanently, and give him the chance 2 walk. Dr. john has been performing this surgery for 25 years, he has performed over 2600 surgery's and has a 100 percent success rate. Of all surgical procedures currently being performed on patients with cerebral Palsy, Dr john's SRD has undergone more scientific scrutiny than any other (including orthopaedic). Spastic cerebral palsy is a neurological motor condition. It's caused by an injury to the brain before birth or shortly after birth. Cerebral Palsy affects the muscles and a person's ability to control them. The brain injury that causes cerebral palsy affects motor function, balance, posture , coordination and spasticity ( tight, stiff muscles) of the limbs.Increased muscle tone or spasticity, make it extremely hard for Antonny to coordinate his muscles. Antonny's muscles continually contract , resulting in painful, stiff, & rigid legs. It's important to understand every case of Cerebral Palsy is unique to the individual, this is due to the type, severity, and timing of the brain damage.
The last 5 years we have had our ups and downs with Antonny's health, with many hospital admissions due to aspiration pneumonias , Reflux disease, feeding intolerance, G-tube insertion & G-tube removal (Antonny was fed through a tube in his stomach for a year). In between all of Antonnys health issues we did our very best to provide as much stretching and physio therapy as he could possibly tolerate. As well as occupational and speech therapy. We have exhausted every medical intervention available in Ontario to control Antonny's painful spasticity. Antonny has undergone years of physio, painful inter-muscular Botox injections, casting, bracing, oral narcotics ( Baclofen) all to no avail. Antonny has had to overcome many health challenges over the last 6 years, and has done so with such strength, and courage. Antonny is an inspiration to us and I know to many others. Please help us reach our goal of $100,000.00 and let's give Antonny a chance.
Thank you, With the love, and support of our family, friends and community we are hoping to make a little boy's dream come true.