Bianca suffers from Spina Bifida and paraparesis (loss of voluntary motor function in the pelvic limbs) she does need regular assistance with her catheter – an expense which the family has to cover. Her catheter has to be maintained and checked every day.

She was operated on in Turkey in January 2018, and in July she was in Turkey for a consultation.She needs to see her consultant every 4 months, but the family simply doesn’t have the money to cover this expense. 

Bianca is doing well in main stream school, she has developed many good friends who are happy to help her as needed. She is a gifted child who has a good retentive memory. She particularly likes poetry and playing on computers.

Despite having multiple operations from an early age Bianca is a very positive girl who always smiles. She helps her mother to make dolls that are sold to make money for her treatment. She has an older brother who loves her very much.

Tony Hawks Centre helped the family with free rehabilitation courses consisting of massage, physiotherapy,kinetotherapy (movement therapy) and hydro-physiotherapy.

The Centre has also offered financial help with regard to the purchase of school supplies and for Bianca’s catheter. The family also received a food package for the winter holidays. Bianca’s mother has recently joined a support group for parents at the Centre.

None of this would have been possible without your kind support.

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