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11:00am Friday 12th October 2012 in News
AFTER months of fundraising, a Broadway youngster is getting ready to leave for America where she will undergo life-changing surgery.
Molly Grove, aged three, has spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, which prevents her from walking unaided.
However, that is all set to change after supporters helped raise £55,000 for Molly’s Mission, meaning she can undergo surgery to allow her to take her first steps.
She will soon set off for St Louis with her parents. The operation involves severing nerves in her spine, reducing the spasticity and, through physiotherapy, her legs will strengthen like other children of her age.
As part of her recovery Molly will use her special Quest 88 Kitten tricycle.
Her dad Richard said: “Once we are back, Molly will have an intensive therapy and rehabilitation programme ahead of her and we know thanks to the Kitten from Quest 88 there will be an element of fun.”
Meanwhile Chipping Campden’s Rotary Club reported it had donated £4,000 to the appeal, which was mostly due to a cowshed shuffle held at Toddington, which saw more than 250 people raising £3,500.
The rest was added by the club, which wished Molly well.