Fashion show to help Aisling take her first steps

Aisling Tanner

Posted on: 8th September, 2014

Category: Headlines

Contributor: West Cork People

The Aisling Tanner Fund will host a Fashion Show on Friday, September 19, in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway. Eleven-year-old Aisling was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at nine months old, following a bleed to the brain during birth that left her with physical impairments, but thankfully no cognitive/mental impairments. The Aisling Tanner Fund is fundraising to help Aisling reach her goal of walking; Aisling is the first child in Ireland to try a new therapy called Advanced Bio-Mechanical Rehabilitation (ABR), which came to Scotland for the first time two years ago. This therapy works on strengthening the parts of the body affected by Cerebral Palsy; giving Aisling the structure, strength and confidence to achieve her dream of walking and increase her quality of life. 

As part of the therapy, Aisling’s parents Therese and Fergus, are being trained to perform special exercises by the ABR specialists from Belgium. After every visit to Scotland the family come home with new areas of the body to work on. Each and every single day both Therese and Fergus do more than four hours of these exercises to work on strengthening parts of the body.

ABR therapy alone costs over €6,000 per year. Aisling’s family covers the cost of accommodation, travelling and spending money for each trip. If you would like to contribute and help Aisling on her journey, you can donate to The Aisling Tanner Fund at AIB Bank Dunmanway with the following details: sort code, 93-60-73; account number, 05692022.

There will be a monster raffle on the night with an abundance of spot prizes and the fashion show will be immediately followed by music by ‘Hell for Leather’, a brilliant young and lively traditional style band.

Tickets for the fashion show are €10 per person and are available on the door on the night, with tickets also available from Barretts Shop in Coppeen, Illusions in Dunmanway and Cookie pub in Castletown Kenneigh. Doors will open at 7 pm with the fashion show starting at 8pm.

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