THE mother of a Tranent boy living with quadriplegic cerebral palsy is calling for continued support in her bid to provide her son with equipment that will improve his quality of life.

Louise Wood is determined to raise enough money to give her 13-year-old son Rocco (pictured), who is fully wheelchair dependant and requires 24-hour nursing care, a chance to walk at school and at home through the use of an Innowalk robotic rehabilitation trainer.

The Innowalk is a powerful three-in-one device for sitting, standing and moving, allowing safe and comfortable movement for the user.

The next fundraising event sees singer Carly Smith entertain audiences at Tranent Bowling Club between 7pm and midnight next Friday (July 8). There will be a raffle, photobooth provided by Go-Snap, a variety of games and more.

The full-time carer said: “The school [The Royal Blind School] are £4,000 from their target. We are focusing on an Innowalk at home, with £40,000 to go, but we have Rocco doing a sponsored walking and cycling challenge, one mile a day, in August.

“Daniel Swan did a 24-hour live gaming stream last Saturday on Rocco’s birthday to raise money.

“Every donation he made, he had to eat a tea spoon of the world’s hottest spicy sauce. That was fun, he raised £300.

“Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far, I am extremely grateful and you have changed the lives of so many children. Please keep supporting us, it means so much to Rocco and his quality of life.

“If you think you can help Rocco, please get in touch; I would be so grateful for all your ideas, help and support.”

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