Genevieve (Vivi) was born on 25th July 2005 a healthy and happy baby.
At the age of 8 months it became apparent that she wasn’t moving around or holding herself as other babies do, and at 14 months she was referred to a paediatrician who began monitoring her progress.
It wasn’t until Vivi was 2 years old that it was suggested that her delayed motor progress was as a result of an underlying neurological disorder. This was a frightening and confusing prospect, and at 2 1/2 with no improvement and more concern Vivi had an MRI scan and lumber puncture under general anaesthetic to determine the exact cause.
The scan was conclusive and Vivi was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.
With her condition worsening over time her family have now decided to raise the funds needed for a major operation which could relieve her day to day pain.
Unfortunately this operation isn’t cheap – costing approximately £60,000. Absence Protection were more than happy to assist Vivi, donating to her cause and attempting to use industry contacts to try and get Vivi’s operation performed at a cheaper rate.
If you would like to find out more information on Vivi and maybe help this brave girl yourself, visit her website at www.vivisventure.org