Brooke finally gets funding!

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THE PARENTS of a Carnoustie girl who suffers from cerebral palsy said last night they are delighted to hear she will get ground-breaking treatment.

Brooke Ramsay (7), suffers from a type of cerebral palsy which has severely restricted mobility in her legs.

Her only hope was a controversial operation called a selective dorsal rhizitomy (SDR), a neurological procedure which would excise damaged nerve tissue, leaving only healthy nerve roots to carry the correct motor impulses.

The family had previously been refused funding for SDR and had set up Brooke’s Dream to raise the money for treatment themselves.

In recent months the NHS began formulating protocols for SDR treatment in children, and as we reported last week signs were good that Brooke would be chosen for funding.

The family announced last night via Facebook and Twitter that Brooke had been chosen by the NHS to receive SDR, making her the first child in Scotland to get it on the NHS.

Her father Stewart said: “Good news at last, we’re absolutely delighted.”

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