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Hot foot it to help little Eadie at charity fire walk

By Jordan Reynolds | Stafford | News | Published:

Dozens of people will take to the hot coals on a fire walk to raise money for treatment and therapy for a Stafford youngster with complex needs.

At Staffordshire Police HQ in Stafford, from left, Sarah Wainwright, Detective Superintendent, Kiley Round, Detective Sergeant, and DC Sally Dean get ready for a fire walk to raise money for Eadie's Wishes

Little Eadie Denniss-Dean, from Stafford, was born in May 2016 but when she was a few weeks old one of her mothers realised that she was different to her twin sister Lucy.

When she was about four months old she started seeing a paediatric physiotherapist to try and make her stronger because she has a condition called hypotonia which makes her feel floppy.

Eadie was also diagnosed with microcephaly, which is a term for 'small head' and means that her brain is smaller than it should be and is developing differently to her sister's.

Then when she was eight months old she started to have seizures. Eadie cannot yet walk or talk but has just recently started to crawl.

One of her mothers, Sally Dean, is taking part in the walk at Stafford Rugby Club on February 7, and said others can still sign up to join in with the team.

Staff from Staffordshire Police have pledged their support and will hot foot it to the event to take part.

She said: "We are fundraising to pay for additional therapies and she now has private physiotherapy locally and has her first private speech and language therapy booked for February.

"We are looking to try and find some hypnotherapy for her locally and hopefully this will be a good foundation as we are still looking at sending her to The Adeli Medical Centre in Slovakia for extensive therapies.

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"There are still spaces available for the fire walk if anybody else wishes to register.

"I'm really nervous, her other mum Stella has done one before and she said one of us has got to do it.

"About 50 people have signed up already and we've got 100 spaces to fill in total."

For more information on Eadie's condition and the campaign to help her, visit justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/just4children/eadieswishes - or to sign up for the fire walk visit eventbrite.co.uk/e/firewalk-tickets-75487684697

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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