Cromer based family, Emily Haughan and Grant Zelos have launched a fund raising campaign to reach a £15,000 target needed for a motorised Xtreme X8 all-terrain wheelchair. It will change little May’s life who suffers from cerebral palsy.
It will help give May Haughan-Zelos independence and the family hope to reach their goal before May’s 5th birthday.
Cerebral palsy symptoms include non-progressive movement disorders that cause physical disability, mainly in the areas of body movement.
There may also be problems with sensation, depth perception, and communication ability. An all-terrain wheelchair will certainly enhance May’s life.
Like all children her age, May enjoys playing with her brother and sister at their home in Roughton and communicating with friends at playgroup, even though she cannot walk or sit unaided and (with a manual wheelchair) cannot go on the beach.
Mentally May is unaffected, and although she has trouble talking, finds it easy to express what she wants.
May was born two weeks early in December 2010 and at first she was the same as any other baby. But then Mrs Haughan started to notice she was not rolling over or showing signs of sitting up unaided.
Fund raising events are being organized including a Brighton Marathon attempt in April, when Mrs Haughan and members of North Norfolk Beach Runners will enter, pushing May along in a running buggy.
The family have already raised £6,000 which is being held by the charity Tree of Hope, until the target has been reached.
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/TeamMayBlossom