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Young Girl Battles On After Brain Surgery

Wednesday July 17 2013


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A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl who was left partially paralysed after brain surgery to relieve severe epilepsy is making a remarkable recovery.

Kia Scargill, of Cemetery Road, Hemingfield, underwent a temporal lobectomy at Sheffield Children's Hospital earlier this year, which involved removing a golf ball-sized portion of her brain, as her epilepsy was so severe she could experience up to 20 seizures a day.

But following the surgery mum Karen was told by doctors things had not gone to plan and Kia was left paralysed on her right side, was unable to sit up or lift her head and was unable to speak or open her right eyelid.

But Karen said Kia has astonished doctors with her progress and is now back home after being in hospital for 10 weeks.

She said: "Things are better than the doctors first thought - she's obviously one of those girls that wants to fight and fight as they're not sure how or why she's doing so well. She's walking with a splint now and a bit of help."

However, the family has been told by social services they may have to move, as their present home is unsuitable for modification.

They are also raising money for £1,400 trike to help Kia's mobility with a fun day at Wombwell Main Cricket Club on August 11 from 1.30pm with face-painting, a tombola and bouncy castle.

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Reply Posted by Bless her, we will be there with our sweet cart for the event....it will be a fantastic day x www.facebook.com/alltrimmedup on Saturday July 20 2013 at 19:57
We are a local events business and are taking our candy cart along xx