Millie Bea is a beautiful little girl who is a twin to her brother Evan and they are 2 year’s old!. They were born prematurely at 32 Weeks.
At around 1 year old Millie was diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebal palsy, this is quite common in prem babies and twins. This means her legs are mainly affected and she suffers tightness in her legs.
There is hope that one day Millie will be able to walk and this is by having a life changing surgery known as SDR ( Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy). The surgery involves going into her spine and seperating the nerves which cause the stiffness and tightness in Millie’s legs.
Once this has been done she will require intense physiotherapy but will be able to walk independently.
Unfortunately the surgery is not provided by NHS but can be done privately for the cost of £40,000.