2019 – 5 years since Mae’s surgery!

Just a quick update from admin, to  let you know Hope4mae is updated regularly on facebook, where you can follow Mae’s most recent progress. As an outside observer I can tell you that Mae continues to strive for her dreams, and works intensely with her Physio to reach her goals. She recently featured in our local Doncaster Free Press, celebrating 5 years since her SDR surgery….what a way she has come! We continue to raise funds to pay for Mae’s ongoing therapy, and support her maximum independence, and send thanks to all who continue to support her jourmey.

Mae's %th SDR Anniversary

Mae’s 5th SDR Anniversary

 

Apologies for the lack of updates to those who follow us only on the web – at present the ‘Hope4Mae Team’ consists of Mum, Dad, immediate family and one willing friend who acts as (amateur) admin. We have recently twisted the arm of another friend to review our website, so WATCH THIS SPACE! We hope to bring you updates in synch with the facebook page very soon.

Meanwhile, I felt this recent post by Mae’s Mum summed up just how busy, and dedicated, the family are when it comes to Mae’s therapy and success.

Thanks for following Mae’s progress xx

my daughter

Goodbye to 2017…..bring on 2018!

As we reach the end of the year we’d like to remind our lovely suporters that you can read a regular report on Mae’s progress on her facebook page.

Mae’s made an enormous effort this year, continuing to show true grit and determination, despite some difficult situations and some challenging therapy. In October Mae reached another milestone, moving from 3 point sticks, to starting out walking with single point forearm crutches. The difference in the feeling of stability for Mae must be huge but, characteristically, she gave it her all….and smiled all the way through it!

2017 Mae

Trying out standing with crutches

Trying out standing with crutches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s just this kind of spirit that has earned Mae a nomination, from one of her lovely Therapists, for the‘Pride of the Isle’ awards. It was heartening to read the nomination and realise that Mae’s progress is clear to others than family. If you’d like to vote for Mae please Text:
MAEF08£1 (no space) to 70070

***PLEASE NOTE*** In the text code it is a ZERO not the letter O

This year your donations have helped to pay for bespoke splints to support Mae’s legs during standing and therapy. We visited the Essex Orthotics Clinic in October, where Mae had to be specially fitted. To our huge surprise the lovely Craig and Leanne customise children’s splints at no additional cost, so our Little Mix fan had no problem in choosing her design! For her tall pair Mae was a little stuck, then made us all chuckle when she settled on ‘me please, with stars and my rainbows’! Here are the finished products – no problems getting her to wear these ones! (Photos to follow!)

This year Mae has attended 3 intensive therapy residential visits, is currently increasing distance with her tripod sticks and is continuing to learn to use (single point) crutches! None of this would be possible without the emotional and financial support of Mae’s many followers. The range of events and persoanl feats ndertaken by our supporters this year has been very impressive – thanks so much to you all! There’s still some way to go, and we are presently raising funds to cover future costs of therapy, which is likely to include hamstring surgery back in USA. You can help by suggesting sponsored events or fundraisers, or donating directly at Mae’s Just Giving page. Huge thanks for ‘supporting Mae every step of the way’.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and all good things in 2018,

The Fox Family xxx

Stars In Our Eyes spectacular – at Woodfield Club, Balby

The Woodfield Club, Balby are hosting the ‘Stars In Our Eyes’ Charity roadshow, this Saturday 18th March and this event will be sponsored by William H Brown, Doncaster! All of which is supporting Hope4Mae, providing vital treatment to ensure Mae reaches her optimum level of independence.

We are so thankful for the continued support of so many people, local and farther afield. You can see our current fund raising aims on our Just Giving page. Thank you x

2017 stars in our eyes