Meet Lola Stockdale.
This is Her Story.

 

When Lola was first born in 2007 the doctors were ready to give up on her. To the extent that they even asked me if I would still like my baby as they were reluctant to feed her and didn’t want to give her the start in life she deserved.

 

Lola has had a tough ride but she has achieved so much in her first few years of her life. Lola started to breath by her self after a week of life, something that the doctors didn’t think she would ever do and were willing to turn off her life support. By the time she was 14 months she began to eat three meals a day orally. Although this is still very difficult for her to do she manages well. As Lola is now getting stronger and is determined to try more things I would like to raise money to help her achieve her full potential in life.

 

With your help I am determined to raise money to give Lola stem cell treatment. This is an operation that introduces new cells into damaged tissue. Many medical researchers believe that stem cell treatments have the potential to change injury as it has the ability of to self renew and potentially replace damaged areas, with minimal risk of rejection and side effects.

 

This operation has helped many cerebral palsy children have a better quality of life and I would like Lola to have the same and give her the opportunities to reach her full potential which she was denied of from the beginning.


Thank you for your continued support.

Kellie Humphrey, Lola’s Mum

Photos of Lola

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All About Me

  • I am Lola and I was born on 21st December 2007.
  • I am 99.8cm's tall and weigh 14.68kg.
  • I have beautiful brown eyes and long flowing light brown hair.
  • I have four-limb Cerebral Palsy, Global Development Delay and Cerebral Vision.
  • I have very poor eyesight and need glasses to help me see.
  • I am a happy little girl who smiles a lot and really enjoys the company of adults and other children.
  • I really like going to nursery and am growing in confidence all of the time.

How I Communicate

  • I make lots of vocalisations and will giggle and laugh when I find something funny, especially if someone is being naughty or mischievous!
  • I will cry and moan if I am unhappy or fed up.
  • I use eye contact and facial expressions.
  • I can let you know if I do not want to do something as I will pull away, frown and vocalise.
  • I am very clever and understand everything you say to me but I may need a little time to act on this.

Fun Things

  • I love Mr Tumble and Harry Hill and if I have been really good, watching these is my reward.
  • I like messy play and sensory play too: Paint, sand, water and foam.
  • I use my hands and feet to explore.
  • I love rolling about on the floor and having the independence to move around on my own.
  • I like playing ball games, building and knocking down towers and especially like being tickled! He he he!
  • I like songs, 'Round and Round the Garden', 'Open Shut Them' and 'Incy Wincy Spider'. I love it when an adult helps me to do the actions.
  • I really like having a giggle and being in group activities while an adult helps me to sit cross legged or kneel.
  • I love seeing and spending time with all my friends and family.
  • I like toys that have lights and music, instruments and posting games too.
  • One of my favourite things to do is go shopping with my Mummy to buy new clothes.

I Can't Stand It...

  • If you do not give me the time to be independent, i.e press the buttons/activate a toy - please do not do this for me as I can do it!
  • If I go places I do not know without my Mummy or anyone I know, I do not understand straight away and will need time to adapt.