When Lee and Nicky’s son was born they quickly realised he had a problem with his hips, at 4 weeks old they were told he had hip dysplasia. This condition basically meant he was in breech position for so long whist in the womb his joints didn’t form properly therefore didn’t have a socket for his thigh bone to sit in. The same day as being diagnosed he was put into a harness to keep his legs at 90 degrees to help to correct the problem.
With this treatment they all had to visit the hospital weekly to have the harness adjusted and to bath him at the hospital.
They are pleased to say that now he’s three and a half and has been fully discharged thanks to the incredible care from the team on level 12, Derriford Hospital. With all this in mind Lee decided he wanted to raise as much money as possible to give something back for the outstanding care and treatment his son received and proceeded to take on the 30 mile trek across Dartmoor.
Along with Nicky who had collection tins in her salon and all their family and friends, they raised a fantastic sum of £1308.87 including gift aid.
We want to thank everyone that supported Lee with his grueling trek and aim to use the funds to provide equipment to help support other children with similar conditions.