Fundraising efforts under way to help Redditch girl Chloe communicate - The Redditch Standard

Fundraising efforts under way to help Redditch girl Chloe communicate

Redditch Editorial 27th Oct, 2020   0

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised for a Redditch girl who is unable to speak or use sign language.

Chloe Osborne, aged four, was diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy after her premature birth at 30 weeks.

She weighed just 2.6 pounds and had suffered a significant brain injury.

She also lost her twin sister, Phoebe, who passed away during gestation.

Since then, Chloe has seen many professionals including physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupation therapists and neurologists.

Her family and friends, who have been busy fundraising, hope to use the donations for eyegaze technology to hopefully help Chloe communicate better.

They have raised more than £15,500 so far by completing a range of activities, some of which took place this week.

A 70-mile walk took place on Monday from Bristol Children’s Hospital, where Chloe received emergency treatment, to her parent’s home in Redditch.

Other events aimed at raising the £20,000 needed include a sponsored head shave and ultra-marathons.

Dad Jamie and mum Lisa said: “We want to help Chloe thrive, not just survive.

“She is doing really well but we kindly ask for your support to enable her to have every opportunity to flourish.

“She has shown promising signs that communication could be possible through equipment she uses at school.

“We ask for your support to have this equipment at home for Chloe too.”

Click HERE to donate and help Chloe have the brightest possible future. 



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