THOUSANDS of pounds has been raised for a young girl “locked inside her body”.
Georgia Edwards, aged three, from Ruabon, has captured the hearts of Leader readers since her plight was highlighted in the newspaper earlier this month.
Georgia is unable to communicate because of her restrictive condition.
An anonymous woman donated £3,000 to help provide much-needed equipment to enable Georgia to communicate with her parents more easily and since then the fundraising has rocketed, with more than £5,000 having been raised to help create an easier life for Georgia.
Mum Katie, 26, said: “We are so grateful for how generous people have been.
“As well as the £3,000 we received in one go, we’ve had lots of donations from people.
“There have been completely different amounts raised and everything mounts up.”
Sponsored events have taken place to help swell the total.
The money raised so far has covered the cost of eye gaze technology to enable Georgia to communicate more easily with parents Gavin and Katie.
They are now looking to obtain a specialised new travel seat and bed for Georgia, which could cost almost £5,000 in total.
The eye gaze technology will allow Georgia, also known as ‘Georgie Pie to her family’ to communicate through a computer using only eye movements.
Last year Georgia’s family and friends raised more than £2,500 for Wrexham Child Health Centre where Georgia was receiving therapy.
Their next fundraising night for Georgia will be a soul night on Saturday, September 28, at Flexsys Recreation Club, Cefn Mawr.
Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are £5, available from Alun’s Music Store opposite Marubbis in Wrexham; from Grace Optical in Johnstown or by calling Katie on 07715667253.