Finns First Steps

Posted Friday November 20, 2015 by keithduffyfdn

Finns First Steps

Finn's First Steps will be the first beneficiary of the Keith Duffy Foundation, an initiative set up in the hopes of sending a young boy to the US to undergo a life-changing surgery.

At the age of one, Finn was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy spastic diplegia, a condition which affects his legs, resulting in the muscles being held constantly tight and rigid.

Unable to stand or walk independently, Finn’s way of getting around at home is crawling or using a Kaye walker, with which he still requires assistance.

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR), a surgery which involves cutting sensory nerve fibres in the spine that hold the muscles tightly, the cause of little Finn’s inability to walk, is available in the US.

 

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Written by an I Love Limerick correspondent

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