Local family, The Bertrand’s are currently fundraising and creating awareness for a ground breaking surgery called Osseointergration. Their son James is one of a twin born at 28 weeks due a condition called Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. As a result James suffered with blood clots on each leg, and after initially having his left leg amputated below the knee on his left leg at 18 months, he is now in the position where his right leg was left so damaged that it causes him a huge amount of pain and he has now elected to have this leg amputated below knee to enhance his life and be pain free. The surgery is not available on the NHS or in the UK, and he will have to travel to Sydney Australia for the procedure to be done.
The Bertrands are having a family Fun Day at the Memorial Centre in Gerrards Cross on Saturday 16th September 2017 and the aim is to raise money for this surgery for James and to raise awareness for other amputees like James, the objective is to start the ball in motion for the NHS to consider this surgery in the future. The procedure will save the NHS money in the long term and make many amputees live limitless lives. James is one of the people who will benefit and the family are hoping to build up a pot of money to be able to offer potential amputees who also are not in a position to fund the surgery which costs around £90,000 per leg.
A Limitless Fun Day – Saturday 16th September
Come and join the fun, starting at 1:30pm with a sponsored walk starting at Gerrards Cross Common. From 3pm there will be a BBQ, bouncy assault course, competitions, auctions, live music and so much more!
For more information about James’ journey and the Family Fun Day visit http://www.limitless-fun-day.co.uk
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