By Euro Weekly News Media • 12 September 2013 • 8:08
THE mother of a girl with cerebral palsy faces a race against time to raise funds for urgent therapy after a disappointing turnout at a fundraising event.Five-year-old Keira, who lives in Finestrat, has been making great progress in a bid to lead as normal a life as possible since starting therapy sessions, which are not available on the Spanish NHS.But she needs €2,500 to help pay for the next tranche of intensive therapy due to start on November 4.Her mother, British-born Debbie, said of Keira: “She has come a long way. People cannot believe how much better she is. That is the thing about the therapy, it really does work. It is not as if we just want to try something in case it might work, it really is making a difference.”Keira had an operation on her legs on May 14, and Debbie had planned the therapy sessions for November as it will be six months into her recovery and the optimum time for the ongoing treatment.She had been pinning her hopes on a fundraising event organised by Finestrat Council, with funds to be shared with Emaus.But on the day, the turnout was disappointing.Debbie, whilst grateful for all the effort put in by organisers, said: “I don’t know why there was such a low turnout, maybe because it was the end of the month.” She added that a similar event last year was a success and helped pay for previous treatment.Keira has a Facebook page – Therapy for Keira/Terapia para Keira – and her family can be reached on [email protected]
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