About the SDR operation for

Chris Brittain

 
 

My name is Chris Brittain , I am 7 years old and live in Addlestone, Surrey in the UK. 

I have a condition called Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia, which before my operation made my legs were very stiff, they ached a lot and I needed to wear splints to school each day. I could kind of walk but only for a maximum of 10-15 minutes.  I used to have a special walker in the playground because my balance was not very good.


This has all changed, as my family, friends and the local community raised enough money to have a special operation called a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) which allowed me to walk without a wheelchair, and stop my legs from aching.  I can now walk for hours upon hours and my gate is becoming normal. I also have stopped the risk of future deformities in the future.


This is about my story of SDR. The journey I had through the operation and changes after. It is also about how friends and the community really helped me raise the money for the operation.


Our target amount was £52,000 to cover the operation, subsequent physiotherapy for a year and travel costs.  We completed raising these funds in January 2012.


You can read all about my journey and the SDR procedure on the other website pages.


Here is a link so you can see my operation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEcWOShjz4c


The following link shows BEFORE and AFTER my SDR operation so you can really see the difference it has made to my life and my families lives too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npTO3EcMkw0


Love Chris.



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