Hands operation for Terri
LITTLE Terri Calvesbert is due to have yet another operation today – this time on her hands.Dad Paul took her to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford yesterday and she is due to have the operation today.
LITTLE Terri Calvesbert is due to have yet another operation today – this time on her hands.
Dad Paul took her to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford yesterday and she is due to have the operation today.
Paul said it is hoped that Terri will undergo pioneering treatment to create new fingers for her.
Hers were burned away in the dreadful blaze in her home back in 1998.
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Since then the brave seven year old, who suffered nearly 90 per cent burns, has had many operations including skin grafts to make her life easier and less painful.
Terri's story took the nation by storm earlier this year following an Anglia TV programme about her life.
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As a result of the programme thousands of pounds came flooding in to her appeal, set up by the Evening Star just days after the fire, and now stands at a massive £170,000.
Her plight so touched one man from London that he decided to set up a swimathon, supposedly between a few mates, which then took off across the world.
On Saturday swims will be going on from Ipswich to South Africa in a bid to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for the appeal.
Robert Mather has worked hard sending out DVD's across the world with the programme featuring Terri to generate the support for the swims and his work will culminate with everyone taking a dip this Saturday.
Terri will be living the high life on December 10 when she goes to the Children of Courage awards.
A veteran of the awards she mingled with the stars when she received an award herself two years ago, but this year will sit back and let others take the limelight.
Paul said she will go and watch the awards before having a day out in London.