to walk short distances with walking sticks. This has been made possible by the operation combined with a lot of physiotherapy (and determination).
Grace's Fund was launched to raise money for my operation and continues to be used to fund the on-going specialist therapy and equipment I need. Please look around my website to find out more about my story, the fund and watch the videos of my progress.
Thank you for everyone who has helped me "walk with my own feet", Grace x
My name is Grace Windram. I have a neurological condition called Cerebral Palsy which causes muscle tightness and impacts the way I move my legs. At the age of 5, I was fully reliant on a powered wheelchair to move myself around, and doctors said I would never walk. Then in January 2012, on the day I turned 5-and-a-half, I had a life-changing operation that has given me hope.
I flew to the USA for the procedure called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) at St. Louis Children's Hospital in Missouri. Now just a few months on, I can walk with a walking frame (even outside and up slopes) and have started