This is a quick overview of the Help Izzy Walk Charity.
Izzy Pearce lives in St Columb Major, Newquay. Izzy is one of identical twins and she has Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia. Her sister, Gabby Pearce, loves to dance.
Izzy cannot walk or even stand unaided and is in constant pain.
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) is a life-changing complex spinal operation that in combination with intensive physiotherapy, will hopefully give Izzy the opportunity to walk and achieve her dream of dancing with her best friend, her twin sister.
SDR is not currently available on the NHS, and the surgery costs £80,000. This amount would cover the surgery, travel, accommodation costs and prolonged physiotherapy rehab and equipment.
Many local fundraisers are run in the Newquay (and Cornwall) area to help Izzy walk.