Connor wants his disabled brother to have ground- breaking op in USA
A 4-year-old wants to raise £60,000 so his disabled twin brother can have an operation to help him walk independently.Twins Connor and Cieran Jones, from Port Talbot, were born 12 weeks prematurely. Just after their 1st birthday, Cieran was diagnosed with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy, which means he has to use a wheelchair or walking frame to get around.Mum Emma has found a treatment for Cieran’s disability, which will greatly help him in the future. However the ground- breaking operation, including transport to and from America, will cost £60,000, and Connor, along with mum Emma and dad Neil, are trying to raise the sum in just three months.“Connor is incredibly close to his brother and looks after him, pushing his wheelchair or helping him get around,” Emma said.“He has been actively involved in the fundraising we have done so far and I know he would do anything to help his brother have a better life. “As twins they have a very special bond and I know Connor will be as happy as us if we reached our target of getting Cieran to America.”Helping the Jones family in their fundraising quest is the national charity, Caudwell Children. “We need to raise a lot of money in a short period of time to give Cieran the independence he deserves, so I urge anyone who may be able to help to contact the Charity,” commented Trudi Beswick, the charity’s CEO. Anyone interested in helping the Cieran Jones Appeal is asked to contact Caudwell Children on 01782 600114 or donate online.
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