Lewis Brierley is an 11-year old son from Manchester. He was diagnosed at a very young age with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy. Lewis is a happy little boy who would love to live a normal life and do things like playing football with his friends. However, he has to rely on a wheelchair to get around and go about his everyday life.
Spastic Cerebral Palsy is a form of cerebral palsy that causes tightness in the muscles. Because of this tightness, spastic cerebral palsy patients have a difficult time controlling their movement. Cerebral Palsy is treated in the UK with a combination of botox, physio and eventually bone/tendon lengthening surgery.
Lewis has been offered the chance of an operation in America that will remove the spasticity in his legs allowing him to walk unaided and for the first time feel comfort at a level that we all take for granted.