A PSYCHIC hopes to help a little boy with cerebral palsy get a brighter future by holding a fundraising event.
Medium Dean James Fox will take to the stage at Roundhill WMC in Castleford on Friday to raise cash for Whitwood three-year-old Cameron Harper – who has problems with his muscles and movement and needs specialist help.
His parents Nicola, 35, and Paul, 30, set up the Cameron Harper Fund after family and friends rallied round to help them pay for vital equipment.
Nicola said: “It means a lot to us that people want to help Cameron and he’s coming on leaps and bounds thanks to the equipment we’ve already been able to buy.
“He can now walk with his frame and needs splints, but he’s at nursery and his speech is coming on.
“The fundraising is making a massive difference to his life.”
Cameron and his twin sister Kacey were born at just 28 weeks and transferred to intensive care for ten weeks.
They both had holes in their heart and bleeds and fluid on the brain – and Kacey needed treatment for a burst lung before making a full recovery.
When Cameron was taken home from hospital his parents noticed he was not reaching his milestones and, after an MRI scan, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
His family discovered the condition can be helped with specialist equipment, intensive therapies and pioneering care centres – but all come at a cost.
Nicola said: “So far the fund has bought things like a tricycle and a car seat.
“He may also need treatment at a specialist centre in America when he’s older, so we’re saving in case we need to do that.”
The event starts at 7pm and tickets cost £10. To book a ticket call 07950 558953.
All proceeds will go to the Cameron Harper Fund.