Lillie-Anne is supporting The Children's Trust's Extraordinary Music Box Appeal

A purple box wrapped with a yellow bow. The symbol of the Extraordinary Music Box Appeal by The Children's Trust.Lillie-Anne's Story

Lillie-Anne from Essex was just two years old when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour that affected the left side of her brain. The operation successfully removed 99.9% of the tumour but during the op, she acquired a brain injury which left her unable to walk, move her arms or legs and unable to feed by herself. Once she was medically stable, she was moved to The Children’s Trust’s specialist centre for rehabilitation.Lillie-Anne had physiotherapy, occupational and play therapies to regain her skills. Together with the therapies and her strong determination; she was soon walking again and making friends with everyone around her. Lillie-Anne particularly enjoyed visits to the Glitter Group, a musical theatre group. She loved listening to the music and over time, her confidence grew and was dancing with the other children and slowing rebuilding her muscles and coordination skills. Lillie-Anne’s mum, Rachel said: “The staff at The Children’s Trust were amazing. Lillie-Anne couldn’t walk when she arrived at the charity, just imagine our surprise when we took her to a family party during her rehabilitation, and she was on the dance floor all night – that blew everyone away! Lillie-Anne still loves music, it makes her so happy and prefers it to watching TV or cartoons.”

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