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Mum fundraises for daughter's therapy

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Tuesday 24th June 2014
Pd53331-2 Emily Unwin and her mum Louise

A BARNSLEY mum is fundraising to pay for therapy that helps repair damaged brain cells and could help her daughter's speech improve.



Emily Unwin, seven, suffers from Goldenhar Syndrome - a congenital birth defect which involves deformities of the face - and has had numerous problems since she was born including epilepsy, global development delay and hypermobility.

Her mother Louise, 32, of Litton Walk, Barnsley, is raising vital funds to send her for therapy where specific exercises will help increase the amount of oxygen to Emily's brain.

"Emily's had problems since she was born, they are still trying to find a diagnosis. Her speech is very behind - there are a couple of words which are understandable such as mummy and daddy but you can't have a conversation with her," said Louise.
** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated June 20 **