So the 13th September saw one of our monthly Club meeting where we all got together have a good catch up with each other, discuss some club business and generally have a good time. However this month had the added bonus that we were able to present a cheque to a great cause.
The Sam Andrews Trust was setup in 2010 due to the overwhelming support by friends and family to raise money so that we may provide the very best developmental and specialist physiotherapy treatment for Sam.
Sam Andrews was born in July 2008 a happy and content baby to parents Martin & Jo.
After seven weeks Sam was first spotted with a condition known as Infantile Spasms, a very painful experience whereby all the muscles in the body contract at the same time. Following tests at Great Ormond Street Hospital Sam was diagnosed with Hemimegalencephaly (HME), an extremely rare condition in which one-half of the brain, or one side of the brain, is abnormally larger than the other. Because of this imbalance, the enlarged brain tissue can cause frequent seizures which are difficult to control.
When doctors first identified Sam’s condition the diagnosis was not good. Doctors expected Sam to be blind, unable to walk or talk, to be in constant pain if the seizures were not able to be controlled and to be severely developmentally delayed.
Sam is now a very happy little young boy who is developing well.
Following the presentation Sam's father Martin contacted us to update the group....
“Thanks again for the cheque the other night Tracey, it was great catching up with you and the rest of the group.
Jo and I have decided to put the money towards some sensory equipment for Sam as he needs a place where he can switch off and relax if things get too stressful for him. Will keep you posted when we find the right thing for him.
If you could pass on our thanks to everyone, we are totally made up with your generosity and support.
If you want to know more about the Blue Knights then please get in touch or for more info on The Sam Andrews Trust then search for “The Sam Andrews Trust” on Facebook.