NHS trial gives fresh hope to Castleford boy’s family
THE FAMILY of a seven-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer from Castleford who was refused an operation on the NHS that could help him walk for the first time has been given fresh hope.
Cameron Harper underwent tests at Leeds General Infirmary in January that confirmed he was an ideal candidate for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy surgery.(SDR)
But his devastated family were told the £26,000 operation had stopped being routinely available on the NHS last April.
They have already raised around £14,000 towards more than £50,000 they need to cover the cost of the surgery plus rehabilitation costs.