Family of a young girl who suffers from cerebral palsy say they are raising up to £90,000 for a life-changing surgery in the United States.
Four-year-old Alannah Fitzpatrick from Basford, Nottingham suffered a bleed to the brain which left her with cerebral palsy and unable to speak.
She was born eight weeks early and spent her first two months in an intensive care neo-natal unit.
The bleed on her brain happened during the early moments of her life. It is now painful for Alannah to walk, or even sit.
Moreover, Alannah has little control over her arms and legs and cannot sit, crawl or play unattended.
Her dad Damien has described the heartbreaking story:
The family says it is fundraising for a surgery that could change her life.
The SDR (Selective dorsal rhizotomy) surgery is a procedure that treats muscle spasms by working on the spinal cord. This could, in theory, enable Alannah to walk pain-free.
Her family hopes to raise £90,000 to get her to the United States so she can walk and live in less pain, and have a more independent childhood.
The parents have added: