Last �4,000 needed for tot’s life-changing operation

ADORABLE three-year-old Jenifer Clare has cerebal palsy and cannot walk

She has watched all her friends playing, and now her younger, 11-month-old, sister is beginning to find her feet as well.

Jen desperately wants to join her.

And thanks to the promise of having remarkable surgery performed at the St Louis Children’s Hospital , in America, she is set to have her dream.

However your help is still needed for this to become a reality.

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So far Jen’s friends and family – and the surrounding community – have fundraised �36,000.

But the family are still �4,000 short of the total needed to send the youngster to the Missouri-based hospital for the Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) treatment, which included with intensive physiotherapy, will help to cure Jen’s quadriplegic cerebral palsy – a condition which has made her limbs extremely stiff.

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This cash is needed by the end of November.

“We have already had to virtually beg, steal and borrow,” said mum Charlotte, who is originally from Tewin, “everyone has been amazing, we can’t thank everyone enough, all our family have helped going into their savings and people we don’t even know have been so kind, but we still desperately need the last �4,000.

“If we don’t get it ,then we shall still go but we will have to go to the bank and plead for a loan. Every penny added now would be a fantastic help.”

One of the latest fundraisers to add to the kitty was a cycle from WGC police headquarters, where father Mark (originally from WGC and a former Commonswood and Sir Frederic Osborn school pupil) works as a special constable, to Limehouse, in London.

The 36 mile cycle, organised by Mark’s colleague and close friend John Spavins, collected almost �400 for the Bragbury End tot’s cause.

If you can help add to the total visit or write to With A Little Kindness, c/o 70 Roe Green Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 0SL.

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