Video: Mum left trying to find £30K for life-changing op to help four-year-old daughter walk - after NHS backed out on promise to pay for it

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Bailey Walters-Lawrence needs an operation called selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) to ease the stiffness in her muscles caused by the cerebral palsy.

The four-year-old has had the condition all her life and underwent two years of physiotherapy to prepare for surgery. But in a cruel twist, last November mum Shermel Walters-Lawrence was told the NHS no longer paid for the clinical trial and so it would have to be self-funded. The 26-year-old said: “They said they’d pay for her surgery and that she just needed to keep exercising and when she was nearer to four she could have the operation.


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