Grace was born 8 weeks early, a massive surprise on our wedding anniversary. She stayed in SCBU for 5 weeks before coming home.
We noticed her movement was abnormal and she missed all the usual developmental milestones. Finally at age 2 she was formally diagnosed with Spastic dyplegia cerebral palsy. She could not sit well, roll over, crawl, stand or walk.
Grace had pioneering surgery in the USA 3 1/2 years ago called SDR. Since then she has slowly but surely learned to walk with tripod sticks. She has endured so many hours of physiotherapy and other rehabilitation programmes. She meets each day with a determined smile and a tenacious spirit. She is referred to as a "ray of sunshine" wherever she goes, and despite what she has been through and continues to go through she inspires everyone around her to be the best they can be.