A CAMPAIGN to fund pioneering treatment to help a St Helens girl walk has been boosted by a £2,500 donation.
Susanna Petersburska was born with a rare form of cerebral palsy which prevented her from walking independently.
Her family need to raise £60,000 to pay for life-changing surgery in America.
After hearing of the Petersburska family’s plight from a pal, Philomena Denton offered to organise an evening of clairvoyance to help their fund-raising efforts.
The bash - held at Eccleston Social Club - was attended by clairvoyants and mediums from across the North West and was attended by 170 people.
Mrs Denton said: “As soon as I heard about Susanna I was determined to do something to help make her dream of walking come true.
“I was amazed at the success of the event and people’s generosity. There were some amazing raffle prizes and lucky dips donated.
“I couldn’t have done it without the help of all the people who were generous with not only their time but also their contributions and I would like to say thank you to Carl and Sue who manage the social club for providing such a great venue and Chalky’s Catering for providing the food it all contributed to helping the evening be such a success”
Susanna’s parents Monika and Andrzej were overwhelmed by the generosity of all those who attended the clairvoyance evening.
Monika said: “We had a wonderful night and are overwhelmed by how generous everybody was.
“We would like to say a massive thank you to Philomena for all her hard work and to all the clairvoyants and mediums for giving their time, we really couldn’t be more grateful.”
Susanna’s family are pinning their hopes on raising the £60,000 to pay for an operation called selective dorsal rhizotomy. Surgeons say it will allow her to walk unaided but the operation is only available in St Louis, Missouri.
Anyone interested in supporting the Help Susanna walkAppeal is asked to contact Caudwell Children on 01782 600867 or can donate online at www.justgiving.com/helpsusannawalk
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