CHARITY NUMBER : G93140978
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The TLC (Tomas Leighton Care) Charity was set up to help our 12 year old disabled son get the much needed specialist medical care he needs, now and for his future.
It was also born to give hope and inspiration to other parents of disabled children to stay strong and remain positive by providing them with help, experience and guidance tailored to their specific circumstances and needs.
The TLC Charity is a non profit making organisation so that 100% of the donations gifted go directly to the cause.
The patrons of the Tomas Leighton Care Charity are the Coronation Street actress Samia Ghadie, who plays Maria Connor and actor Sam Aston, who plays Chesney Brown.
The TLC web site is designed to give you the inside story of our determined son Tomas from birth to today and provide various methods of helping us to continue to fund his treatment program and spread encouragement and provide support to other parents and carers of disabled children.
You can help TLC via direct donations (using the Donate menu option above), assisting with or attending our fundraising events, or holding a fundraising event with our collaboration and assistance.
Tomas is now 12 years old and struggles with many problems. Tomas suffered a brain haemorrhage two days after he was born and as a result suffers from Cerebral Palsy and cortical blindness. He was also diagnosed with West Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, at the age of six months.
In his first few years he was given little hope of recovery.
Tomas has made great strides over the past few years and due to the help he is currently receiving, he is now able to walk short distances with assistance, see objects within one metre on his right side and is beginning to say a few words.
This progress has even surprised his medical team and is due to funds raised to help him get the specialist medical attention and tailored learning that he needs to achieve just the normal everyday milestones that most children are able to overcome without much effort.
Tomas concentrates hard and wants to learn, in spite of all the obstacles he has to overcome. Because he listens and learns, he is progressing amazingly well and is developing in areas that were said to have been hopeless.
We are raising money to allow us to continue to afford the one-to-one specialised physiotherapy, early learning, sight and speech stimulation lessons that have helped Tomas to progress so far. We are also hoping to be able to raise enough funds to pay for stem cell therapy in the future, once this relatively new form of treatment is tried and tested, to assist in regenerating the damaged areas of his brain and help him to see better and facilitate better learning and mobility.
Any contribution you can provide, however large or small, will help them to ensure Tomas continues to progress, despite all his disabilities, at this most crucial stage of his visual, physical and mental development.
Tomas is a very happy and positive little boy, who is very loving and giving. He will give cuddles and kisses all day long. He really wants to learn and improve, so thank you so much for helping us to continue to make the most of his potential to progress.
We regularly post video updates on Tomas´s progress on www.youtube.com. Please click on the link below and subscribe to the channel to keep up to date with the latest videos. Just click here to see online videos giving thanks and reporting on his progress.