MORE than £4,000 has now been raised to help send a little girl to the US for an operation which could help her walk for the very first time.
But four-year-old Susanna Petersburska’s parents still need to raise a staggering £56,000 more to send their beloved daughter to the US for ground-breaking treatment that could change her life.
Little Susanna. who was born with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy, can currently only get around with the use of a standing frame as her legs aren’t strong enough to hold her weight.
But the youngster, of Eccleston Park, has been given the green light for a pioneering Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy operation - and up to two years of after care - at the world-leading St Louis Childrens Hospital in Missouri.
Susanna’s father, Andrzej, said: “We’re so grateful to everyone who has donated so far. It has given us hope that we can reach the fund-raising target.”
Susanna’s parents, Andrzej and Monika, also hope to arrange a series of fund-raising events in the next few months.
Susanna’s mum, Monika, added: “Without the treatment Susanna is going to end up a full time wheelchair user and will miss out on some of the things she is desperate to do - simple things like dancing.
“I just want to give my little girl the best life possible. I would give anything just to see Susanna dance or run around with her friends.”
Anyone interested in supporting the Help Susanna Walk appeal can contact the Caudwell Children charity on 01782 600114, or donate online at: www.justgiving.com/helpsusannawalk