Weston girl, 4, to have ball thrown for her for to fund life-changing surgery

Rosie-May Edwards parents are looking to raise £80,000 to fund her operation in America.Picture: Jos

Rosie-May Edwards parents are looking to raise £80,000 to fund her operation in America.Picture: Josie Edwards - Credit: Josie Edwards

A four-year-old girl’s dream of walking for the first time could become a reality if enough money is raised for her to have an operation in America.

Rosie-May Edwards, who lives in Weston’s Bournville estate with her parents Josie and Simon, is having a ball thrown for her at the town’s Grand Pier to raise the funds later on this year.

Her family is looking to raise £80,000 so she can have a selective dorsal rhizotomy operation – which could give her the opportunity to take her first steps.

Rosie-May’s mother Josie said: “It’s her dream to walk and she talks about it every day and I know that this surgery will change her life.

“She can start enjoying the same kind of things that any four-year-old should and will have more independence.”


You may also want to watch:


The Grand Ball event will be held on March 23 at 7pm. Tickets, priced £40, can be booked online.

For more information, contact Josie on 07826 108119 or email josie1997rosie@gmail.com

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus