THE mother of a disabled youngster has launched a ‘desperate’ appeal to raise £50,000 for the care of her son.
Logan Smith, of Worsbrough Road, Birdwell, was born with hydrocephalus, a condition that causes build-up of fluid in the brain, which has stunted much of Logan’s development.
The three-year-old spent three months in hospital when he was first born – where his mum, Cody, was told that Logan may ‘not make it’.
Cody has now launched an online fundraiser to help her get ‘life-changing’ support for her son.
“Logan is now three years old and he has been diagnosed with global development delay, visual impairment, and doctors are now querying cerebral palsy,” Codysaid.
“He uses a wheelchair full-time because he cannot sit or hold his head up and has trouble eating.
“I do as much as I can to help support Logan, but I have joint pains so I’m unable to lift him. This is why I’ve set up this fundraiser to try and get more support.”
Cody aims to raise £50,000 for key equipment, home renovations and physiotherapy that she believed will help improve Logan’s quality of life.
“The reason I’ve set up this page is to financially help us adapt our current home into an accessible downstairs area for Logan due to his wheelchair.
“We’ve already had to move house because of lack of space, but we’re still limited with how much Logan can move around.
“I would also love for Logan to get private therapy to help build his strength so someday he can hold his head up and even walk.
“As a parent, all you want to do is look after and provide for your child as best you can.
“I can’t thank the people who have donated so far enough for their generosity. This money will be completely life-changing for our family.
“I feel I’ve been left with no other choice but to ask for people’s help to support me in giving Logan a better life.”
To donate to the Go Fund Me page, click here.