Looking for help with an appeal. Can you help?
Looking to raise £1000 to get a car suitable for us to take our son Leo to appointments, on trips and to visit family.
We require funding to purchase a vehicle to get Leo who has global developmental delay and generalised hypotonia, to his hospital, physio and neurological appointments. We have to fold his wheelchair/pushchair combination up if we need to get to appointments we have to rely on taxis or even public transport. If you can help or know someone who can go to - https://gogetfunding.com/car-for-leo
A little bit of background on Leo and his conditions. He has global developmental delay. Explained below.
Babies and children usually learn important skills such as sitting up, rolling over, crawling, walking, babbling (making basic speech sounds), talking and becoming toilet trained as they grow up. These skills are known as developmental milestones and happen in a predictable order and usually at a fairly predictable age. While all children reach these stages at different times, a child with developmental delay may not reach one or more of these milestones until much later than expected.
A child may be described as having global developmental delay (GDD) if they have not reached two or more milestones in all areas of development (called developmental domains). These areas are:
motor skills - either gross motor skills like sitting up or rolling over and fine motor skills, for example picking up small objects
speech and language - which also includes babbling, imitating speech and identifying sounds, as well as understanding what other people are trying to communicate to them
cognitive skills - the ability to learn new things, process information, organise their thoughts and remember things
social and emotional skills - interacting with others and development of personal traits and feelings, as well as starting to understanding and respond to the needs and feelings of others.
And generalised hypotonia. Explained below.
Hypotonia, also known as floppy baby syndrome, is a state of low muscle tone(the amount of tension or resistance to stretch in a muscle), often involving reduced muscle strength.