New piece of equipment is a godsend for Theo

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A nine year-old boy from New Tupton who suffers from a painful medical condition has seen a significant improvement to his quality of life, thanks to a high-tech piece of equipment.

Theo Singh-Eyley has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and has to be repositioned every two hours to help relieve chronic pain which is made worse by pressure sores.

But now, thanks to fundraisers in Derbyshire working with Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, he is getting a new piece of equipment to help reduce the pressure sores – and the pain.

While recovering from major surgery at a local hospice Theo was able to use the equipment known as Acheeva - a cross between a bed, wheelchair and therapy table.

Theo’s mum, Denise, said: “He used it all day, every day for a whole week and he didn’t have any issues with pressure sores at all.

“Although we still had to reposition him every two hours to help maintain good posture, he was much more comfortable and was much happier.

“This new piece of equipment will be a godsend – I can’t begin to explain the huge difference it will make to Theo’s quality of life. The equipment is mobile, so we can move it around the house so he can be at the heart of the family.”