Help little Billy beat the odds

When a baby is born with cerebral palsy, the clock starts ticking. You can fund life-changing early intervention for babies like Billy today.

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You can fund life-changing early intervention therapy so babies like Eloise can thrive.

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Your generous donation will help families to access critical early intervention they may not otherwise be able to afford, at the time it has the greatest impact. Every baby with cerebral palsy deserves the chance to reach their full potential. You have the power to help.

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  • Your donation of $28 will help fund critical early intervention therapy to promote motor and cognitive skills.

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  • Your donation of $18 every 4 weeks could help fund equipment to diagnose CP as early as 12 weeks old.

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Billy's Story

Meet Billy

The first few days of Billy’s life were terrifying. The morning after his birth, nurses noticed that he wasn’t breathing properly, and he was going downhill fast. Before they even had time to celebrate the birth of their baby boy, Leanne and Ben had to watch doctors intubate Billy and prepare him to be flown to a specialist hospital.  

After extensive tests, Billy was flagged at risk of cerebral palsy. Within weeks, Leanne and Ben were connected with CPA. They were determined to ensure he received the crucial early intervention therapies vital for his development. However, they grappled with the daunting financial burden it might impose on their family. Without these interventions, Billy’s ability to communicate and move independently could be severely compromised. It’s a heart-wrenching dilemma no parent should ever face.

That’s when they were introduced to the Big Steps Fund, and everything changed. Billy already beat the odds by surviving, but now Leanne and Ben get to watch him build new skills and discover the joys of play and learning. 

Billy beat the odds by surviving. Now, he’s meeting new milestones every day thanks to the early intervention therapy you made possible.

Early intervention is life-changing

Babies’ brains develop more rapidly in the first 1000 days of their life than at any other time in their life. For babies with cerebral palsy, like Billy, accessing early intervention therapy during this time is crucial to developing communication, motor and problem-solving skills, and learning to participate meaningfully in the world around them. However, the cost of these services can be overwhelming for families.  

That’s where The Big Steps Fund, powered by generous donors like you, comes in and helps to cover the cost of early intervention therapy for babies just like Billy, when it will have the greatest impact. 

Now, almost two years old, Billy’s future is looking bright. He’s working with his team to move from sitting to crawling to standing and making huge progress with his speech therapist. Recently, he’s been learning to communicate independently through keyword signing and assistive technology – things his parents worried may never happen. 

There are so many babies waiting for the same opportunity to flourish. YOU have the power to help them. 

“What do we wish? We wish that he has independence later in life and that he can do it happily. That’s it.” 

– Ben, Billy’s Dad

Meet some inspiring young kids!

Aidyn laughing

Aidyn

Born just shy of 23 weeks, Aidyn is now a happy, cheeky, and funny kid. He lives with severe cerebral palsy, and is making amazing progress with the support of CPA therapies like Telepractice sessions and physiotherapy, to get ready for his first year of school.

Christopher cuddled by Pam (mum)

Christopher

Christopher has defied the odds and surprises everyone around him with this strength, determination, will to live and capacity to love. Born at 37 weeks after suffering brain damage in the womb due to CMV, Christopher has severe CP, is non-verbal, and has no control over his limbs.

Dax held by Bree (mum)

Dax

Dax has had it tough from day one when he was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. After a difficult and complicated diagnosis, Dax started therapy with CPA and inspires everyone every day with his infectious determination and constant positive progress.