Young Ruby Lavender is now happy to be back home in Whitchurch and recovering after the operation to remedy her Hip Dyspasia, which had been diagnosed at the tender age of two. The brave 4-year old endured a difficult time at the hospital but is now showing the bravest of faces.


Happily painting, after her op!

After the operation she was soon in her special spica cast, sitting in bed, giggling with the nurses and asking about the other children who were crying, such is the special nature of this young lady. She will now use her wonderful strength of character over the next few weeks as she gets used to the cast and continues along her road to recovery.

Parents Sal and Steve are now getting used to moving her around in her heavy cast, while waiting for the wheelchair from specialist manufacturer Chunc to be put together, which is planned for tomorrow (Tuesday).
Everyone sends Ruby their best wishes in her recovery over the next couple of months.

Latest news on fundraising
As we go to ‘press’ a message has been received from Andrew Meaden, to say he has completed his sponsored cycle ride today.
Andrew’s route was from Whitchurch to Andover, Winchester, Basingstoke and back to Whitchurch, which he covered using minor roads in just three hours.
This is the latest in the whole raft of fund-raising activities that have been held in the town to gather the funds for the £3000 wheelchair, from the cake stall and raffle, to a sky dive and a chest waxing.

Anyone who would like to help Ruby’s cause can contact their parents HERE.
The email goes direct to Ruby’s parents, not to this website.

For details of the Charity, Steps, see:
STEPS – We don’t take walking for granted!

Thank you to Sal Lavender for use of the picture above.