Organizers of a fundraiser held Saturday for a 6 year-old girl diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy say the event was a big success. However, more money is still needed to raise $60,000 to pay for surgery this summer at a Texas hospital not covered by insurance.
Lexi is the daughter of Lesley Scarboro the store manager for Chico’s at Carolina Premium Outlets in Smithfield. A fitness fundraiser called Move For Lexi was held at Barwell Elementary in Raleigh.
Lexi was born premature but had a normal first few days of her life. However she suffered a stroke that caused severe brain damage.
Today, Lexi’s Cerebral Palsy affects both her legs and arms. She is unable to walk and talk and has a feeding tube. Her muscles are very tight making it hard to make the simplest movement, reach for an object, or get dressed.
Adding to her medical issues, Lexi’s hips are coming out of their sockets causing her pain and discomfort.. Doctors say the condition will only get worse until surgery is performed.
The surgery will take place at the University of Texas Medical Center in Galveston but her insurance company won’t cover the cost.
If you would like to help Lexi you can donate on a Go Fund Me Page set up for her.