Help young Kaden to benefit from ‘vital’ support

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A devoted mum is fundraising to get her son “vital” hydrotherapy which would help manage his rare muscular condition.

Lisa Kirby has set up a Crowdfunding page and will host a charity curry night at Shama Indian restaurant in Heckmondwike to raise £600.

Her son Kaden Lawford, nine, suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy – a rare condition which causes muscles to waste away.

Miss Kirby said: “It is a muscle-wasting condition that is 100 per cent fatal and there is no cure.

“Hydrotherapy is vital for Kaden to keep his muscles supple and it is easier to conduct physio in the warm water as it loosens his tight muscles.”

Kaden used to attend Forget Me Not children’s hospice once a week for the therapy.

However, a fire that occurred there in January stopped those sessions, and similar treatments are rarely available on NHS, she said.

The fundraising efforts are now aimed at providing Kaden with private sessions, or ideally an inflatable hot tub he could use at home.

Because of behavioural and learning difficulties Kaden, of Windy Bank Lane, Liversedge, finds it hard to concentrate on therapy with other children in the pool.

The charity night at Shama will take place on June 6 from 7pm. There will be a raffle which includes prizes such as beauty treatments from Revive, Le Soleil and Precious Nails in Heckmondwike, a six-month free membership for Kirby’s gym and more.

To donate towards Kaden’s cause, visit www.crowdfunding.justgiving.com and search for Lisa Kirby.