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Mum hopes daughter's surgery will help her walk again

The parents of a girl with cerebral palsy have raised £13,000 for her to have an operation which the NHS says it will not pay for.

Natalie rider hopes her daughter Sophie will walk again after the operation.

She is being treated at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, but the NHS will not pay for the operation because they say it is unproven.

Natalie, who has raised the money with the help of her fiancee, Gary, said:

We're hoping that they'll cut the spinal cord - so that'll kill all the bad nerves in her legs - and then make the good nerves that are working get stronger. We're hoping that one day she'll be able to get up and walk; get some independence for herself or even just crawl for herself.


Worcestershire Hospital accepts wrong doings, report

Worcestershire Royal Hospital has admitted liability in the case of an eleven year old boy who has Cerebral Palsy.

Complications during Daniel Spencer's birth meant his brain was starved of oxygen and permanently damaged.

His parents believe staff at the hospital could have acted faster to deal with the problems.

Worcestershire hospital admits liability in the cerebral palsy birth case

Worcestershire Royal Hospital has admitted liability in the case of an 11-year-old boy with cerebral palsy whose condition was caused by complications at his birth.

Daniel Spencer was born in 2001. His mother suffered a placental abruption during the delivery, depriving him of Oxygen and causing damage to his brain.