Hi, my name is Callum Buchanan and I
am 2 years old. I currently live in Bordon, Hampshire,
with my twin brother Mitchell, my mummy Dee and my daddy
Scott. My mummy and daddy are originally from Helensburgh
and this is where my grandparents and great-grandparents still
live. I hope you enjoy reading my story.
I was born on the 20th May 2010 at 28 weeks
and I weighed 2lb 4oz. I spent 3 months in special care
until I was well enough to go home. At 8 months old I was
diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a
condition which affects different individuals in different
ways. I cannot sit, crawl or walk unaided.
I have to do physiotherapy every day and
attend hospital on average 3 times a month, this means I cannot
attend nursery to play with my friends or keep up with my able
The reason for my fundraising is that I
have a chance at a fantastic life changing operation called
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy at the St Louis children's hospital
in America. After the operation it will take me a little
while to learn to walk with intensive physiotherapy.
Hopefully the end result will be positive and I will be able to
do all the things that I long to do and keep up with my brother.
My family and friends have lots of great
ideas to raise the money and I hope that with all your support I
can raise the £75,000 needed to fund the operation.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.