Missing Five Year Old Girl April Jones Has Cerebral Palsy
Abducting anyone is awful. Abducting any child is terrible. But abducting a disabled child? I have no words to describe the actions of the person responsible.
All I can say is that I have shared the shock of the whole UK at this case. I have shared the wish of the whole UK to find out exactly what has happened to April Jones. I share the hope of the whole UK that she will return, alive and well, to her family very soon.
I have Cerebral Palsy myself, as regular readers know. The discovery that April shares my disability only adds to the hope I have had since she went missing for her safe return.
I can’t help thinking back to what I was like as a 5 year old. How much I needed regular physiotherapy at that stage in my life. April’s godmother is absolutely right- she will be in great pain- and serious danger- if she is kept away from appropriate medication for too long. From one CP ‘child’ to another, my heart goes out to April.