On the 12th September 2010 little Abe was born ten weeks early. When he failed to meet certain milestones Leigh & Gavin (mum & dad) suspected something was wrong. In March 2012 Abe was diagnosed with a form of Cerebral Palsy called Spastic Diplegia. It was a massive shock and they didn’t know what his future will hold or if he will ever be able to walk independently.
Abe needed daily physiotherapy sessions, although he could sit up he wasn't very stable, he couldn't stand independently and he relied on a walking frame to get around. Despite his physical challenges, Abe is a bright little boy and is becoming a chatterbox just like his sister! He is a very determined and lovable little dude. Our little superstar!
On the 20th September 2012 Leigh & Gavin found out that Abe’s condition wouldn’t improve, and the only way to stop his legs from progressively degenerating was to have surgery called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR).
On the 2nd March 2013 the family flew to the USA where Abe underwent the surgery at St Louis Children’s Hospital. The operation was 100% success and completely removed the spasticity in Abe’s legs. They returned to the UK 4 weeks later and have been following an intensive physio programme ever since.
I am sure you will agree this little hero definitely deserves his Super cape. You can read more about Abe and his family's adventure HERE.