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Parents in #HopeForHuxley funding bid for severely disabled son

The parents of a severely disabled 2-year-old boy in Surbiton have launched a fundraising campaign to help give their son additional treatment.

Huxley Owen experienced a catastrophic brain injury during his birth which left him with a fractured skull and an edema the size of his head for the first few months of his life. As a result he was diagnosed with spastic dystonic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and has severe brain damage.

For one of the First Hope For Huxley fundraising events his father, James Owen, will be doing a sponsored 350km cycle ride from London to Manchester and is aiming to raise £4,000 for this initial event.

Huxley has regular physio to help his condition, but his dad said he needs more to help his movement improve. There are specialist treatments such as Bobath therapy which is known to help children with similar conditions, but it can cost up to £3,000 a week.

When he was first born, Huxley had up to 50 seizures today and even now he can still have up to 15 a day and is in and out of A&E constantly.

You can support the Hope For Huxley fundraiser here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/hopeforhuxley

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