Mother of Badsey girl, who suffered stroke, thanks community for their support - The Evesham Observer

Mother of Badsey girl, who suffered stroke, thanks community for their support

Evesham Editorial 11th Jul, 2017   0

THE MOTHER of a nine-year-old Badsey girl who has been left partially paralysed after suffering from a stroke has thanked the community for their support.

Evie Wu, a pupil at Badsey First School, was rushed to hospital last month after she collapsed during a family outing at West Midlands Safari Park.

As a result of the stroke, the brave nine-year-old is undergoing physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Following the ‘harrowing’ ordeal for Evie and her family, Neil Double, a friend of the family, launched a Just Giving fundraising page and within donations began pouring in.

So far nearly £2,000 has been raised, despite initially setting a target of £1,000 to help raise money for Evie’s recovery.

Evie’s mum, Suzy, has thanked residents for their efforts and said Evie is in ‘good spirits’ despite what she’s going through.

“It’s going to be a slow process, she said.

“Evie’s speech is slowly improving but we still have a long way to go.

“She has to wear a foot support and a hand support to stop her foot from drooping and to stop her hand from curling under.

“Still no movement of her right limbs.

“Evie is in good spirits which I find amazing considering she is confined to a wheelchair.”

As well as the fundraising page, residents have organised a number of events to raise money for Evie. The Wheatsheaf Inn in Badsey has two collection buckets and has raised £100.

Pupils at Badsey First School took part in a dance-a-thon last Friday and wore non-uniform.

And tomorrow Badsey Youth Club is holding a bingo night at Badsey Village Hall. It starts at 6pm and all money raised will go to Evie’s fund.

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