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Case study - Lauren
4:24pm Thursday 27th March 2008 in News
Three-year-old Lauren (right) has cerebral palsy, right sided hemiplegia and epilepsy and has been coming to Salisbury District Hospital children's unit for physiotherapy since she was about six-months-old.
Lauren has responded well to this treatment and her physiotherapist, Anne, has helped her to achieve lots of different things - like hold her head up, sit up, roll over, prop herself up on both hands, move around on the floor - everything! At the moment she is working really hard learning to stand.
Lauren's mum, Anne Morgan, says she doesn't know what they would have done without this physiotherapy. "Lauren has received fantastic care from all the staff at the children's unit since her diagnosis at five-months-old. This has made our very regular visits to the unit much more bearable for Lauren and me. To be able to bring Lauren to a new dedicated children's centre that is focused on the children would make such a difference to our time spent at Salisbury District Hospital.
"Making Lauren's time attending clinics and appointments more like fun and less like hospital would be absolutely brilliant for her. She deserves lots of fun as she has to work so hard to achieve the things that so many children take for granted."