A bingo night will take place at Howard Primary School, Bury St Edmunds, next Friday (27) from 6pm for Operation Jordan – to help eight-year-old Jordan Chaplin, who suffers from a form of cerebral palsy, go to the United States for an operation to help him walk pain free.
His family hope to raise £50,000 so that he can undergo the operation in the United States.
Jordan was born almost 10 weeks premature and at a year old he was diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy.
The condition over stimulates muscles in his legs
His family have already tried botox injections and having his legs in plastercast for six weeks to relax his muscles.
Both worked allowing him to walk using a frame or sticks – but as the pain returned so did Jordan to his wheelchair.
A doctor at St Louis Children’s Hospital in Missouri has pioneered selective dorsal rhizotomy, an operation on the nerves in the spinal cord to permanently release the spasticity in his legs and enable him to walk pain free.
She is organising fund-raising events under the banner of Operation Jordan.
Entry for the bingo night cost £50 while bingo books are £1. You can also book to have fish and chips or sausage and chips but must do so by this Friday (20)
Adults fish and chips cost £4, children £3.50, while adults sausage and chips is £2.50 and a children’s portion £2 – contact Lynne Chaplin on 07758 937079.