Physiotherapy for baby after diagnosis of neurological cyst
The Trustees of the Axis Foundation were delighted to help Kasia Ulanowska who works at Axis. They agreed to fund 18 months physiotherapy for her baby Antoni who was diagnosed with a neurological cyst, donating £5474 for the treatment.
Kasia says: “Knowing that we can help him catch up but not being able to afford was just heart breaking. We had not even dreamed about half what we have been donated, we will be forever grateful.”
More about Kasia and Antoni
Kasia Ulanowska gave birth to her long-awaited son Antoni in week 35 of an extremely difficult pregnancy, complicated by multiple medical emergencies. Antoni was born tiny, weighing only 1.7kg (3.7lbs). He was rushed to intensive care and spent a month in hospital before he could come home.
Kasia was concerned about Antoni’s physical development. And a diagnosis of a neurological cyst, a brain abnormality which causes hypertonia (increased muscle tone) put him at a very high risk of abnormal development and developmental delay.
Ruth Bayliss, Highly Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist and Clinical Director of The Children’s Physio LTD, recommended early intervention and regular physiotherapy treatment saying:
“His current physical presentation can be significantly improved with the help of physiotherapy.”
Long waiting times in the NHS forced Kasia to consider private physiotherapy. So, she asked the Axis Foundation for help to fund the treatment.
The Trustees of the Axis Foundation were delighted to help Kasia who works at Axis. They agreed to fund 18 months physiotherapy treatment donating £5474.
Antoni’s physiotherapist reports: “Antoni has done incredibly well over the last year and continues to respond to physiotherapy well and meet his developmental targets.”