Girl with brain injury gives back to charity that helped her

10-year-old Issy has pledged her support for the charity that helped her learn to talk and walk again.

Issy: young girl smiles and gives a thumbs up

Published on: 09/07/20

Issy who received intensive rehabilitation at The Children's Trust after a stroke will be raising money for the charity by taking part in Step Forward, a virtual step challenge. 

She will be completing the challenge by climbing a total of 5113 stairs - 4380 stairs to represent the age Issy was in days when she had her stroke and 733 stairs to represent the number of days it has been, to date, since her stroke.

Issy's stroke left her unable to talk, to swallow, to walk or to sit unaided. The rehabilitation she received included occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, aquatic therapy and music therapy. (A guide to therapies can be found here)

Following her time at The Children’s Trust, she went back to her dance class, ran her first 2k park run, and has started rock climbing lessons.

To support Issy's Step Forward challenge, visit her fundraising page.