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Hope to move  Hello, my name is Hope from Chelmsford in Essex and I have cerebral palsy affecting both my arms and legs. Me and my identical twin sister Ava was born very early at just 27 weeks and I only weighed 750g.   http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/hope-to-move/

Hope to move Hello, my name is Hope from Chelmsford in Essex and I have cerebral palsy affecting both my arms and legs. Me and my identical twin sister Ava was born very early at just 27 weeks and I only weighed 750g. http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/hope-to-move/

Hope to move  Hello, my name is Hope from Chelmsford in Essex and I have cerebral palsy affecting both my arms and legs. Me and my identical twin sister Ava was born very early at just 27 weeks and I only weighed 750g.   http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/hope-to-move/

Hope to move Hello, my name is Hope from Chelmsford in Essex and I have cerebral palsy affecting both my arms and legs. Me and my identical twin sister Ava was born very early at just 27 weeks and I only weighed 750g. http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/hope-to-move/

Charlotte’s Story – Charlotte’s challenge SDR  This is our very precious and amazing daughter Charlotte Vanessa Chloé from Welling in Kent whom, with her identical twin Amelia Louise Chloé, has already survived a life threatening condition whilst they were still in the womb called Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) for which I had to have laser ablation surgery at 17 weeks pregnant.  http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/charlottes-story-charlotteschalengesdr/

Charlotte’s Story – Charlotte’s challenge SDR This is our very precious and amazing daughter Charlotte Vanessa Chloé from Welling in Kent whom, with her identical twin Amelia Louise Chloé, has already survived a life threatening condition whilst they were still in the womb called Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) for which I had to have laser ablation surgery at 17 weeks pregnant. http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/charlottes-story-charlotteschalengesdr/

Charlotte’s Story – Charlotte’s challenge SDR  This is our very precious and amazing daughter Charlotte Vanessa Chloé from Welling in Kent whom, with her identical twin Amelia Louise Chloé, has already survived a life threatening condition whilst they were still in the womb called Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) for which I had to have laser ablation surgery at 17 weeks pregnant.  http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/charlottes-story-charlotteschalengesdr/

Charlotte’s Story – Charlotte’s challenge SDR This is our very precious and amazing daughter Charlotte Vanessa Chloé from Welling in Kent whom, with her identical twin Amelia Louise Chloé, has already survived a life threatening condition whilst they were still in the womb called Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) for which I had to have laser ablation surgery at 17 weeks pregnant. http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/charlottes-story-charlotteschalengesdr/

Charlotte’s Story – Charlotte’s challenge SDR  This is our very precious and amazing daughter Charlotte Vanessa Chloé from Welling in Kent whom, with her identical twin Amelia Louise Chloé, has already survived a life threatening condition whilst they were still in the womb called Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) for which I had to have laser ablation surgery at 17 weeks pregnant.  http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/charlottes-story-charlotteschalengesdr/

Charlotte’s Story – Charlotte’s challenge SDR This is our very precious and amazing daughter Charlotte Vanessa Chloé from Welling in Kent whom, with her identical twin Amelia Louise Chloé, has already survived a life threatening condition whilst they were still in the womb called Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) for which I had to have laser ablation surgery at 17 weeks pregnant. http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/charlottes-story-charlotteschalengesdr/

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Evie’s journey  Evie is 6 years old and is an identical twin. Evie and Emie were born prematurely at 32 weeks. Both girls have cerebral palsy. Emie has hempligia CP which affects one arm and one leg but is fully mobile, while Evie has diplegia CP which affects her legs, and she she cannot stand or walk unaided and has to use a walker to help her.  http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/evies-journey/

Evie’s journey Evie is 6 years old and is an identical twin. Evie and Emie were born prematurely at 32 weeks. Both girls have cerebral palsy. Emie has hempligia CP which affects one arm and one leg but is fully mobile, while Evie has diplegia CP which affects her legs, and she she cannot stand or walk unaided and has to use a walker to help her. http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/evies-journey/

Facing many challenges After a normal pregnancy it came as a big shock when Lyra was born severely ill on the 16th July 2012. She was born with Congenital CMV, Hepatosplenomegaly, Thrombocytopenia and severe brain damage. Her MRI shows Polymicrogyria, Microcepaly, severe cortical gyral abnormalities, marked dilation of all ventricals and calcifications. She has been registered blind and has cerebral palsy. http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/facing-many-challenges/

Facing many challenges After a normal pregnancy it came as a big shock when Lyra was born severely ill on the 16th July 2012. She was born with Congenital CMV, Hepatosplenomegaly, Thrombocytopenia and severe brain damage. Her MRI shows Polymicrogyria, Microcepaly, severe cortical gyral abnormalities, marked dilation of all ventricals and calcifications. She has been registered blind and has cerebral palsy. http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/facing-many-challenges/

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UV-in-a-Suitcase - Amazingly compact, UV-in-a-Suitcase is extremely portable and exceedingly versatile. Ideal for therapists on the move and individual home use, all the equipment is safely housed by sculpted foam inserts. http://blossomforchildren.co.uk/sensory/142-uv-in-a-suitcase.html

UV-in-a-Suitcase - Amazingly compact, UV-in-a-Suitcase is extremely portable and exceedingly versatile. Ideal for therapists on the move and individual home use, all the equipment is safely housed by sculpted foam inserts. http://blossomforchildren.co.uk/sensory/142-uv-in-a-suitcase.html

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Furriballs are an exquisite range of washable faux fur gym ball covers providing an interactive, tactile experience. Manufactured to extremely high specifications all covers are double stitched for strength and durability. Machine washable at 40°C (Gym ball to be purchased separately). http://blossomforchildren.co.uk/sensory/175-furriball-cover-65cm.html

Furriballs are an exquisite range of washable faux fur gym ball covers providing an interactive, tactile experience. Manufactured to extremely high specifications all covers are double stitched for strength and durability. Machine washable at 40°C (Gym ball to be purchased separately). http://blossomforchildren.co.uk/sensory/175-furriball-cover-65cm.html

Sensory Explorer -   Sensory stimulation when you like, wherever you like! The Sensory Explorer is packed full of interesting and exciting tools that are ready when you are. Contents include Tactile Paper, Theraputty, Jungle Tambourine and an array of compact, interactive and engaging objects for use on-the-go http://blossomforchildren.co.uk/sensory/147-sensory-explorer.html

Sensory Explorer - Sensory stimulation when you like, wherever you like! The Sensory Explorer is packed full of interesting and exciting tools that are ready when you are. Contents include Tactile Paper, Theraputty, Jungle Tambourine and an array of compact, interactive and engaging objects for use on-the-go http://blossomforchildren.co.uk/sensory/147-sensory-explorer.html

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