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More fundraisers planned to help seven-year-old walk unaided

More fundraisers planned to help seven-year-old walk unaided

Philip Dewey

More fundraisers planned to help seven-year-old walk unaided

The family of a little girl who had surgery to help her walk one year ago this month is planning two more events to fundraise for her continuing treatment.

Vivi Gregory-Osborne suffers from spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which affects her arms and legs, and went through a seven-and-a-half hour operation at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol on October 30.

Surgeons cut the nerves holding her legs together in order to give the seven-year-old, who lives in York Avenue, Windsor, a chance of walking unaided and pain free.

One year on, the Oakfield First School pupil's mother Helen explained her daughter is doing well with her post-op treatment.

"Vivi continues to get stronger with her post-op physio and therapies," she said.

"We await further information about the extent of corrective orthopedic surgery which she will have to have due to the damage caused by the effects of the spastic cerebral palsy on her hips, legs and feet.

"We are looking forward to her one-year post selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) assessment at Bristol in a few weeks' time to see yet again the continued improvement since the op last October."

Fundraising events to raise money for Vivi's continued treatment will be taking place towards the end of the year.

The first will see all-girl rock band Cherub at The Gardeners Hall, in St Leonards Road, on Saturday, October 26, with tickets costing £15.

This is followed by a Masked Christmas Ball at the Harte and Garter Hotel in Windsor High Street on November 30, with tickets costing £70.

Contact vivi@vivisventure.co.uk to book.

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