Youngster’s physio hope

THREE-year-old Rhylea Brown from Upton is leaving with her family for America later this month so the little girl, who has cerebral palsy, can have physiotherapy to help her learn to walk. Her parents, Dawn and Iain, have raised £5,000 to make the trip a

THREE-year-old Rhylea Brown from Upton is leaving with her family for America later this month so the little girl, who has cerebral palsy, can have physiotherapy to help her learn to walk.

Her parents, Dawn and Iain, have raised £5,000 to make the trip and donations have included £300 from Huntingdon Grafham Water Lions.

Doctors have said she needs three physiotherapy sessions a week for a year but her family claims the NHS is unable to give her these sessions.

Dawn is taking Rhylea and her brother Christian to America for a year, leaving her partner Iain to carry on working here.


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Rhylea will receive free treatment at the Shriners Children's Orthopaedic Hospital in Tampa, Florida, a charity. Dawn lived in Florida for some time and has managed to arrange accommodation and is going to work there for her former employers. The money raised will pay for setting up a home and the air travel.

Last Wednesday, one of the final instalments towards the project was presented by Graham Brench, Huntingdon Lions president.

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INFORMATION: The Huntingdon Grafham Water Lions has 13 members. All the money they raise goes to local causes. They are looking for new members to help raise money for the community. Contact 01480 810875.

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