Final push to ensure life-changing op for Elm Park toddler

An Elm Park toddler with cerebral palsy will get his life changing surgery in the US, but a further �11,000 still needs to be raised to make sure it happens.

Aiden and his twin brother Owen were hailed “miracle children” after being born 10 weeks premature on January 1, 2010, but Aiden was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy last March.

The condition left him unable to stand up without help and he needs the use of a walker.

Aiden’s mum, Vicky Thompson has been desperately trying to raise �60,000 which will pay for his operation at St Louis Children’s Hospital, in Missouri, that will enable him to walk independently.

A recent fundraising Mexican quiz, held on March 23, raised �575, and this will be added to the �28,583 raised so far.

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Aiden’s operation has been confirmed for May 15 and his family are delighted.

Aiden’s mum, Vicky Thompson, said: “Our flights and accommodation are booked so we are just desperately trying to raise the rest of the money needed for Aiden’s operation.

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“We need to raise a further �11,000 as soon as possible and any donation, no matter how large or small will mean so much to us.

To help raise money, Vicky has planned a Fashion Show at 93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, that will take place on Thursday, April 5.

Tickets are �5 each and can be purchased through

There will also be a London Bridges Walk on Sunday, April 15. For more details, visit or email

You can also make a donation at or by texting DAFF78 �1, �5 or �10 to 70070.

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