How you can help giggling, cheeky Kettering boy have a life-changing operation
His family are hoping to raise £40,000 after he was put on a waiting list
The family of a Kettering boy who is 'always giggling' are hoping to raise £40,000 so he can have a life-changing operation.
Four-year-old Noah Breskal who has diplegia cerebral palsy, is a candidate for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery and has been put on the waiting list at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The operation would reduce his spasticity in his lower limbs, improve his mobility and reduce the discomfort he experiences.
But the extremely expensive procedure isn't covered by the NHS and his family, through Just4Children, are fundraising so he can have the operation.
Noah's mum Holly, 30, said: "Noah loves superheroes and making a mess like all children
"He is just so cheeky and has such a love of life.
"His strength and determination blows us away on a daily basis - raising this money would mean the world."
Noah, who attends Kingsley Special Academy, was born 10 weeks early and when he was aged one his family noticed he wasn't hitting the milestones he should have.
He was given an MRI scan where he was diagnosed with diplegia cerebral palsy, affecting mainly his legs.
Physiotherapy and stretching are a daily part of his life and Noah can wake in the night distressed and upset, with extremely painful cramps in his leg muscles.
SDR is a surgical procedure aimed at reducing spasticity in the lower limbs, with aims of achieving a long-term reduction in spasticity, improving function and mobility and increasing independence.
Noah is already booked in for the treatment with a one-year wait and, having already raise more than £5,000, his family need the help of the public to hit their £40,000 goal and give Noah the best quality of life possible.
Further funds would be used for the extremely important post op period, of which a minimum of two years intense physio is needed. Specialist equipment could be required by Noah in the coming years too.
His family have held raffles and have been helped by Kettering's 'Big Bopper' Damian Cox.
On May Holly's six-year-old daughter Evie, together with seven of her friends, picked litter around Kettering's pleasure park to raise more than £750.
Holly said: "We're hoping we can raise the money now so we can really help him.
"It would just be a massive weight off our shoulders to be able to do this for Noah."
To donate to Noah's cause, visit the fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/NoahsSDRJourney.
You can also follow his progress at the following Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NOAHSSDRJOURNEY/