Falkirk couple bid to raise cash for their brave infant

Craig Little and Lorraine Biggs with Alex and Emilie
Craig Little and Lorraine Biggs with Alex and Emilie

A young mum was in one hospital giving birth to her daughter - while her son was in another one fighting for his life!

Now determined couple Lorraine Biggs and Craig Little have set up a fundraising page they hope will gather enough cash to help cover the costs of the on-going treatment their little boy needs as he battles a debilitating disease.

Brave Alex Little was born with hydrocephalus, a build up of fluid on the brain, 19 months ago.

The tot has already had seven major operations to battle the condition which severely affects his mobility and his mum is now his full-time carer.

Lorraine and Craig, both 22, from Grangemouth Road in Falkirk, have set up a GoFundMe fundraising page in a bid to reach their £5000 target. The appeal has already attracted £750 worth of donations.

Lorraine said: “Alex was born in January 2014 and diagnosed with hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy. He has a shunt in his brain to drain the fluid and relieve the pressure.

“He is unable to sit unaided yet or crawl or walk and relies on his family to move him around. We know he would love to have a little independence and be able to move around as he pleases, but the specialist physio equipment recommended is very expensive and not provided by the NHS.

“Because we don’t get any disability funding we decided to set up the GoFundMe page to try and raise the money to help Alex right now.

“If there is any spare left after we buy the equipment we will donate it to the Yorkhill Sick Children’s Hospital where Alex was in January being treated for suspected Meningitus while I was in Forth Valley Royal in Larbert giving birth to his wee sister. The staff at Yorkhill have been fantastic.”

To donate go to http://www.gofundme.com/ys7xc5d