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Sponsor Matthew

Meet The Kids - Matthew Garner

Name: Matthew G

Condition: 4 Limb Cerebral Palsy

What difficulties does Matthew have?

Matthew is wheelchair dependant. He is unable to walk and has difficulty using his hands, his sitting balance has improved greatly since attending Heel and Toe.

What service does Matthew need at Heel & Toe?

Matthew has been attending Conductive Education Therapy sessions since the age of 9 years old. He currently receives conductive education but has now reached the age of young adulthood which makes it even harder for Matthew to access specialised services.

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Matthew’s Story

What they enjoy doing in and out of Heel and Toe

  • Horse riding
  • Wheelchair football
  • Going to the theatre
  • DJ at the radio station of North Tees Hospital
  • Jet skiing
  • Drumming
  • He likes to participate in Heel and Toe events
  • Stretching and fine manipulation

What difference it has made to their lives and to their families lives

Heel and Toe is a very important part of Matthew’s life, as physio is not available to Matthew on the NHS. He loves promoting Heel and Toe, and having his photo taken with the many visitors.

How they have made friends

Attending college, Heel and Toe, attending clubs and drumming, and wheelchair football.

What they want to do in the future

Matthew would like to get a job, he loves to help in any way he can, he loves to feel useful.

How their disability effects them

Matthew is unable to walk and has difficulty using his hands His sitting balance has improved greatly since attending Heel and Toe.

How they struggled before Heel & Toe

Physio at college/school was very limited. He benefits greatly at Heel and Toe with the conductive education.

What exercises they need/why

Stretching exercises, fine manipulation tasks, sitting practice – all to prevent deformities and to keep his joints moving.

Talk about experiences they have had at Heel and Toe

He loves the fact that his drumming group helps Heel and Toe to raise money for the onesie walk.

Their favourite thing about Heel & Toe

Matthew loves being part of the Heel and Toe group

Essentially anything that will give an emotional attachment to the child

Matthew is very caring, thoughtful, and loves to help in any way he can. He loves to plan ahead.

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