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Twins Luke & Jack, 4, in desperate bid for surgery

  • For more information on Luke and Jack's fundraising page go here.
  • For more information about spastic diplegia cerebral palsy visit the web page here.

A fundraising page has been set up for four-year-old twins Luke and Jack Hickey from Liverpool.

The boys need to have Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery and require physiotherapy needed at Alder Hey hospital, both aren't funded by the NHS.

Luke and Jack were born 13-weeks premature and spent ten weeks in neonatal at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

At the age of two-and-a-half both boys were diagnosed with damage to the brain after having an MRI scan which in turn has led to both boys having cerebral palsy.

Luke and Jack have spastic diplegia cerebral palsy which means they have intense tightness in their lower legs. Whilst we do many different therapies with Luke and Jack, their condition has deteriorated and worsened and has moved from a grading of two to a three.

A grade four will mean they will lose their mobility and become wheel chair bound which would be devastating.

In order for Luke and Jack to have a painfree and mobile future, SDR is the only option for them.