Let's Support One of Our Lacrosse FamiliesUpdated Wednesday July 26, 2017 by Whitby Minor Lacrosse Association.
Whitby Minor Lacrosse let’s help one of your WMLA lacrosse families fundraise for a surgery for their 3 year old daughter.
Brooklyn Hattie is a vibrant, beautiful, 3 year old girl who loves to play anything with her 2 older brothers Ty (13) and Blake (11). Brooklyn is fearless with attempts to try anything on her own. She loves to play all sports including hockey, basketball, football, baseball, lacrosse, and swimming. Brooklyn is very determined to walk one day, trying almost every day to do it without any assistance. Brooklyn lights up every room she enters, with her contagious smile and happy carefree attitude. Brooklyn was also born with Cerebral Palsy: damage to the brain sometimes caused by lack of oxygen before or at birth which impacts muscle tone and impairs muscle coordination in her hips, legs and ankles. Brooklyn’s form of Cerebral Palsy is called Spastic Diplegia, and is something she’ll live with her entire life. Brooklyn relies on a walker (but just loves her shopping cart) to get around. Brooklyn loves her therapy at Grandview Kids. She has worked so hard to get to where she is already. Recently through other children’s fundraisers and social media, we found out there is a way to help Brooklyn walk independently and substantially improve her quality of life. Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery will allow Brooklyn to achieve any of her hopes and dreams in her lifetime.
Brooklyn is an excellent candidate for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery and has completed all the necessary requirements requested by Dr. T.S. Park at St. Louis Children’s hospital. If given this surgery, Brooklyn will have: better balance, transitions will be easier and faster, her spasticity will be permanently reduced, her level of comfort will improve, her sitting and standing postures will also improve. This is such exciting and inspiring news! We’re very excited about Brooklyn’s future. She is very active, has an extremely positive attitude, and is determined to be independent. BUT, they’re facing one barrier: OHIP won’t pay for the surgery because no doctor in the province will sign a consent form to approve it.
The Hattie’s need to raise over $140,000 to help pay for: the surgery, equipment for the home, physiotherapy both before and after the surgery, accommodation in St. Louis, travel costs and other costs associated with Brooklyn’s dream.
There is how we can help:
The tournament is scheduled to take place on Monday, August 28th, 2017
at Deer Creek Golf Club in Ajax, ON
Join Brooklyn, the Hattie family and all their friends on what will be a great day of golf and dinner or just dinner, and support for the amazing cause. The tournament will be a scramble format and we look to fill both Deer Creek's North and South courses.