Life changing surgery bid for Cantley girl

Matthew Fox and Amy Wildsmith pictured with their three-year-old daughter Mae. Mae has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and needs �70,000 for pioneering surgery in America. Picture: Marie Caley D4681MC
Matthew Fox and Amy Wildsmith pictured with their three-year-old daughter Mae. Mae has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and needs �70,000 for pioneering surgery in America. Picture: Marie Caley D4681MC

A fundraising mission to send a youngster to America for surgery that could help her walk for the first time is gathering pace.

In just eight weeks £15,000 has been raised for Mae Louisa Lilly Fox, three, who has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy - the most severe form of the condition.

Her parents are desperately trying to raise £70,000 to send Mae for pioneering surgery in Missouri.

Ever since the Hope4Mae campaign was launched residents have been rallying round organising fundraising events to help make the dream a reality. Staff and exercise enthusiasts at Xercise4less raised £600 for the fund with a two hour body combat event. Meanwhile staff and pupils at Lakeside Primary are hoping to give the fund a boost on July 5 with cash raised from their annual summer fair going to Mae. Mum, Amy Wildsmith, 28, of Birch Road, Cantley said: “Mae’s fund will be over £15,000 and in our eighth week, we can’t thank people enough.”

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