THE team at Westbrook-based EMR have raised more than £500 for Help Rowan Run – a campaign set up by his family to fund life-changing surgery for the six-year-old.

Rowan Donlan was born 11 weeks early. At 18 months old, the youngster was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, after parents Helen and Robert noticed that he wasn’t reaching the same milestones as his sister.

The condition causes Rowan, from Newton-le-Willows, to have tight muscle tone, which causes pain and a lack of range of movement and difficulty with balance.

Unfortunately, the surgery he needs – which will reduce the stiffness in Rowan’s legs and allow him much improved mobility – is not funded on the NHS.

The hope is that the surgery will enable him to take his first indepedent steps.

Rowan’s mum, Helen, said: “Rowan is a chatty, charming, typical six-year-old boy – he loves Star Wars, baseball, superheroes and playing computer games with his twin sister and big brother.

“He absolutely loves life and is always smiling, but life with cerebral palsy is hard.

“We would like to thank everyone at EMR for their fundraising to help Rowan run. Every donation helps us move closer to our target.”

Gareth Williams, from EMR, said: “It’s fantastic to support Rowan, who lives locally to our head office site and to know that the money raised will change his life.”

The family need to raise £21,000 for the life-changing operation.

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