THE mother of a disabled baby has launched an online campaign to raise £3,000 for ‘life-changing’ equipment.
Jade Rowland, from Wombwell, has been left with ‘no other choice’ but to fundraise as her daughter Ellie-May requires sensory support for her development.
The one-year-old was left with days to live when she was first born, but has since returned home with her mum Jade.
“When I was pregnant with Ellie-May I was told she had a heart tumour and that she wouldn’t survive longer than two days,” Jade said.
“She’s got a rare condition called tuberous sclerosis, which causes her to get tumours all over her body, including her brain.
“Ellie-May also suffers with severe epilepsy and west syndrome which gives her small spasms.
“Doctors weren’t sure if she’d be able to walk but recently she’s managed to do it – even if she does fall a lot.
“Because she’s not got a balance or sensory room, she’s not getting the equipment she needs to properly support her.
“Even this week, Ellie-May collapsed and cut her eye, so we really need this supportive equipment to be able to assist her growth.”
Jade is ‘desperate’ for a sensory room for Ellie-May, which she believes will make life easier for her daughter.
“It would change her life. She’d be able to have more control over her walking as it’s more sensory play, leading to more development.
“She’s very sensory seeking so it would be absolutely priceless.
“We’ve tried getting family funding and we’ve tried the disability social working team as well – but we’ve received as much as we can.
“This is why I’ve started this campaign to see if anyone would be generous enough to help us with this.
“The £3,000 for the equipment would be life changing for Ellie-May.”
To donate to the fundraiser, click here.